Selection headache is looming

Lisa McPhillips 09/11/2013'SPFL Scottish League Two - East Stirlingshire FC v Stilring Albion FC'Ochilview, Stenhousemuir'East Stirlingshire manager John Coughlin
Lisa McPhillips 09/11/2013'SPFL Scottish League Two - East Stirlingshire FC v Stilring Albion FC'Ochilview, Stenhousemuir'East Stirlingshire manager John Coughlin
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John Coughlin’s soon going to be facing selection problems again as he aims to keep East Stirlingshire top of SPFL Scottish League Two – but this time the club’s head coach isn’t complaining.
He is now set to have more players available to him than at any point this season with, potentially, only long-term injury victim Nathan Shepherd out of the squad for Saturday’s vital game with Clyde at Ochilview.
And the dilemma may be who to choose, which will not be easy after their draw at Peterhead on Saturday.
The absence of David Greenhill and Iain Thomson at Balmoor Stadium forced Coughlin into changes and his replacements did not let him down. 
Now with those two experienced members of his squad likely to return the head coach has to decide whether to stick or twist.
Shire have to plan a way to preserve their league leadership against an in-form Clyde team.
Jim Duffy has, like Coughlin, transformed his side from also-rans scrapping at the bottom to a serious outfit. The Cumbernauld side is unbeaten in its last five league outings and is one of three teams just a point behind the league leaders.Shire know that only a win will keep them top for another week after two successive draws have brought the rest of the league closer to them and they will be seeking a repeat of the kind of performance that beat Clyde 3-0 on their previous visit to Ochilview last season.
The only match-up between the sides this term ended in a 2-1 Shire win at Broadwood in September.
With so much at stake and with both sides enjoying much-changed circumstances a bumper crowd would help give the game some added bite.