Ferguson appeals for Stenhousemuir fans to attend crunch Stirling game

Brown Ferguson. Picture: Alan Murray
Brown Ferguson. Picture: Alan Murray
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Brown Ferguson has called for as many Stenhousemuir fans as possible to travel to Forthbank for tomorrow’s crucial League One showdown.

The Warriors must win at Stirling Albion if they are to avoid finishing ninth - which would mean a play-off with a League Two club to remain in the third tier.

I’m more than confident that we can go there and get the three points that we need

Brown Ferguson

The team currently two points above them in eighth, Ayr United, play title-chasing Forfar Athletic. If the Honest Men win, Stenny’s result will be meaningless.

But, if Ferguson’s can earn a victory, and Ayr only manage a draw, goal difference will come into play - and that currently favours the men in maroon.

“We’re calling for as many fans as possible to make the trip to Stirling, we want as large a support as possible,” said Ferguson.

“That comes from everyone at the club, not just me.

“This is a massive game for us and we want as large a support as we can get.”

The Warriors have endured a miserable season. A poor run of results over winter led to the dismissal of Scott Booth as manager, with his former assistant Ferguson taking charge.]

Despite an improvement in performances, wins have remained hard to come by.

Stenny were held 2-2 at Ochilview last week by Brechin City despite racing into a two goal lead. A similar late collapse at Cappielow last month saw them lose 3-2 despite enjoying a two goal cushion with less than 15 minutes to play.

But Ferguson believes his players will prove too good for Stirling, who are already relegated.

“I’m more than confident that we can go there and get the three points that we need.

“We’ve proved we are capable of scoring goals and causing teams problems.

“We can’t control what happens at Forfar. We have to focus on getting the win.”

Martin Grehan is suspended for the match following his red card last week.