Stranraer boss still believes title can be won

Stranraer boss Stephen Aitken is refusing to accept his sides title hopes are over despite them needing some big favours in tomorrow’s League One matches.

The Blues go into the final round of fixtures in third place, two points behind leaders Morton and second placed Forfar after a 2-0 defeat against Morton last weekend.

However Aitken said: “I definitely think we can still win the league.

“Nobody has a god given right to win a game of football and all we can do is win the game at Brechin and get to 67 points and see what happens.

“Forfar are up against Ayr who need something to guarantee their safety so they won’t have it easy and whilst it will be tough for Peterhead against Morton, they’re managed by Jim McInally, who used to manage Morton, so he’ll be looking to prove a few people wrong.”

Aitken says he has no fears if his side do eventually have to try and get promoted through the play-offs.

“I don’t think that result against Morton changed much as there’s not been anything between us all season and we’ve got a good record against Forfar too.

“I’m sure the players will bounce back as they have done all season.”

As for Saturday’s defeat Aitken was annoyed at some of the decisions.

“I’m disappointed as I didn’t think the boys deserved to lose the game as we competed for large spells of it.

“Frank McKeown’s had a header that people tell me was a yard over the line so that’s frustrating and I’ve had a look back at the penalty on the TV and I don’t think it was a penalty.

“The second goal before half time made it a hard task but I cannot fault the players, their effort was superb throughout.

“It was just disappointing to lose the top spot in the league.”

Grant Gallagher who came off injured against Morton is out for the remainder of the season whilst Stephen’s brother Chris is suspended for Saturday’s match after a red card against Morton.