Stranraer head for Greenock in title clash

Stranraer head for Greenock this Saturday knowing that a win over Morton will put them seven points clear of one of their League One title rivals.

And boss Stephen Aitken says if his side continue to perform like they have in recent weeks, then there’s every chance they’ll pick up the three points.

Aitken said: “With the way the league is positioned right now, Morton will be looking at this as a must win game and their supporters will be out in numbers.

“They recruited well in January and that’s why they are near the top but our confidence right now is high. Results may have went our way last week but we can only look after ourselves and if we can continue to play the way we have been doing, then we will continue to stay up there.”

Stranraer go into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over Peterhead thanks to goals from Jamie Longworth and Jon McShane, which meant the Blues bounced back after their cup defeat to Dundee United.

“I thought it was a game we controlled right from the off and we did a lot of things well to make sure we never looked like losing the game.

“I wouldn’t use the word disappointment to describe the Dundee United game as we knew what we were up against which was one of the best sides in the top league.

“I’ve already said that the players acquitted themselves well that day and we were never off track in the league considering we beat Stirling Albion in our previous game.”

Aitken was also pleased to see two of his strikers scoring on Saturday.

“You need your strikers to hit form if you are to be up there challenging so it was good that Jamie and Jon scored.

“Craig Malcolm and Jamie have been like that all season but the goals had dried up for Jamie recently.

“You could see the difference it made to him after he scored.

“Jon’s come in and settled in really quickly into the team which can be difficult and he is a good asset to have in that area.”