Stranraer gearing up for league opener

Stranraer boss Brian Reid is expecting a tough start to the season when the Blues take on Cowdenbeath tomorrow.

The Blues will be travelling hoping to get their League One campaign off to the perfect start.

However, Reid knows that the side who were relegated from the Championship last season will be no pushovers.

“We’re expecting a tough games and there are no easy ones in this division.

“Cowdenbeath have just been relegated and they will be determined to well.

“Their park maybe doesn’t get the best of reputations but the surface should be fine at this time of year and we’ll go there with confidence after the win last week and we’re looking forward to it.”

Reid is happy with how his squad is developing but is on the hunt for more additions.

“It’s going to take a bit of time for everything to come together but we want to play in the right manner.

“We picked up a couple of injuries last week so I’m looking to bring a couple more in particularly later in the season when you have to deal with heavier pitches and suspensions.”

Reid isn’t making any wild predictions for how the league season will unfold.

“You always want to aim as high as you can but you have to be realistic.

“It’s no secret Stranraer have had great success and that’s great credit to Stevie and his team but now there is added pressure.

“Of course we want to finish as high as we can and I’m confident we’ve got a squad that can do that but we need one or two more to push on further.”

Stranraer’s reward for their League Cup win over Stenhousemuir is a trip to face Hibs on Wednesday August 26.

Reid said: “It’s a tie we’re looking forward to.

“We’ve got nothing to lose but it will be tough as a part time team on a midweek trip to Hibs.

“But I’ve beaten Hibs before with Ayr and the pressure will be on them to win.

“I’m sure it will be a good tie.”