Stranraer V Arbroath at Stair Park - Match Preview

Bleak outlook for Winter

Stranraer will be without Sean Winter as they look for the win that will lift them to within a point of their mid-table opponents Arbroath.

Winter is struggling with an ankle injury and Stranraer boss Stephen Aitken said: "We battled hard to get a point at Brechin last weekend after going a goal behind.

"We will need to battle hard to get anything from this one as Arbroath will take a huge lift from beating Forfar 3-0 last Saturday.

"They are a well-organised side, however we have been strong at home and we want that to continue.

"We won the last game between us here 2-0 and a repeat of that would be very welcome."

Arbroath will be without Connor Birse (knee) and Graham Bayne (ankle).

They join Ricky Little (foot) on the sidelines and player/manager Paul Sheerin could also be missing two more players as Lee Sibanda and Steven Milne face fitness tests.

Sheerin said: "Stranraer is a tough venue so you want to be heading there with as strong a squad as possible.

"Unfortunately we are a bit light, however the players that come in have the chance to stay in the team.

"We won well against Forfar last weekend and now need to show some consistency."

Source: PA

Source: PA