Stenhousemuir boss Davie Irons continues his studies on the Second Division

DAVID Irons has been ?lling in his time spent waiting for Stenhousemuir's next game by mugging up on his Second Division opponents.

By his own admission

the newly-appointed

Warriors chief is still

learning about life at this

level and says he has been

using the gaps between

matches caused by the

weather to good effect.

Last Saturday the

Ochilview boss and

his coaching staff were

spread over Scotland

watching Scottish Cup-

ties involving their league

opponents. And he has

also been spending some

time in front of the telly,

watching DVDs of the

teams he is likely to face

week-on-week.

He must start learning

quickly, especially as this

weekend Stenhousemuir

will visit Dumbarton

where the losers will end

up bottom of the league.

"I will be speaking to

people who know what

Dumbarton are like

this week to get more

information on them,"

said Irons. "I know some

of their players so I amnot

starting from scratch.

"I also know we beat

Dumbarton 4-1 earlier in

the season and that tells

me that we are capable of

winning again. I know it

will be dif?cult because it

will be at their place and

we have not played for a

while, but they are in the

same position. Getting a

result there will be tough

but it is something we

have to work towards."

Irons will be able to

strengthen his squad

for the weekend trip by

including Alex Williams

who was suspended for

their last outing, a 3-2

defeat at home to Alloa

Athletic in the New Year

derby match.

Despitealackofmatches

Irons has been getting to

know his players better

in training each week but

he is also keen to learn

as much as he can about

the other teams in the

division.