Stranraer in hunt for a win at Forfar

Stranraer head for the Angus coast on Saturday on the hunt for a win against Forfar in a League One clash.

Brian Reid’s side are struggling so far this season and head into this weekend’s game sitting second bottom of the table.

Their latest loss came on Saturday at Stair Park when a late goal from Albion Rovers meant the Blues lost the game 1-0.

They face a tough test against Dick Campbell’s Forfar who are sitting third in the league and only three points behind early pace setters Ayr United.

The sides were both in the hunt for the league title last season with Forfar eventually getting the better of Stranraer in the play-offs, winning 4-1 on aggregate before they were denied promotion to the Championship by Alloa.

Stranraer’s last visit to Staiton Park saw them lose 3-0 in the play-offs and they come up against a side already hunting for a promotion challenge again.

However, despite their lofty league position Forfar have actually only won one of their last four games andlost at Cowdenbeath last weekend so perhaps this is the game for Stranraer to kickstart their season.

The game against Albion Rovers was settled by the visitors through Scott McBride ten minutes from time after he came on as a substitute.

A break in the box allowed McBride to slot past David McGurn and seal all three points.

It always looked like a game where one goal would settle it with Peter McGill having a good chance before Albion’s goal but his shot went over the bar.

Scott Rumsby also saw a header cleared off the line as Stranraer slid to their fourth defeat in five games.

One positive from Saturday’s game was the emergence of Kyle Turner who made his first team debut at the age of just 17.

He acquitted himself for close to 70 minutes in midfield before making way for McGill.

McBookie make Stranraer 31/10 on Saturday with Forfar 5/6. Draw 14/5.