Stranraer go back to the top of the league

Stranraer boss Stephen Aitken was happy to see his side get back to winning ways as they defeated Stirling Albion on Tuesday.

A William Gibson free kick on 68 minutes was enough for the Blues to defeat League One’s bottom side and return to the top of the table.

And with just seven games left Aitken is delighted with the position Stranraer are in.

He said: “It was a big win for us but only time will if it was the biggest at the end of the season as there are still a lot of games and points to play for.

“It was important to get back to winning ways after the last couple of weeks and although the performances in those games weren’t too bad, it is about points at this stage of the season.”

Aitken was happy with the performance at Stirling on Tuesday despite only winning 1-0.

“I’m delighted to get back to the top and I thought we played really well at Stirling on Tuesday.

“We looked very dangerous and were in control from the word go and I thought a goal was always going to come.

“Obviously as the game goes on you do start to wonder but we had chances to add to the goal towards the end as well.”

Saturday sees Stranraer back at Stair Park to tackle an Airdrieonians side who have made a late charge for the play-offs.

Aitken said: “They have done really well and it just shows how competitive this league is when you have six or seven teams still pushing to finish in the top places.

“We are at home though and we look forward to playing at home and we’ll be looking to build on the result from Tuesday night.”

Stranraer scored with three minutes to go at Airdrie in January but let in an even later equaliser, but Aitken says that game won’t come into the equation.

“That game is well gone and we played well that day and we weren’t too disappointed about getting a point up there.

“We know we are strong at home and whilst there is a long way to go it is good to have four home games in the schedule.”