Stenny seek second scalp

Kevin McGoldrick (assistant manager).
Kevin McGoldrick (assistant manager).

STENHOUSEMUIR are looking to see off a second bookies’ favourite in a week when they travel to Brechin on the back of a victory over Cowdenbeath.

The Warriors progressed in the Communities League Cup on penalties against one of the fancied teams in the Second Division this year, but Kevin McGoldrick says victory against another of the stronger teams in the league can lay down a marker for Stenny’s season.

“People are saying Cowdenbeath are one of the favourites having been in the First Division last year but you couldn’t tell that in the first half hour on Saturday - we dominated.

“It’s the same with Brechin. They’re a strong team and rightly one of the favourites to be challenging - but that’s our ambition too.

“Two wins over the fancied teams is not beyond us - and we feel losing to Partick Thistle was a missed opportunity.”

Ally Brown has a thigh problem, but is the only doubt for Davie Irons’ squad selection as they aim to build on their weekend win.

“We won while Brechin lost at the weekend,” McGoldrick added.

“But judging by Jim Weir’s comments in the press after the Clyde match he will be looking for a reaction.

“He is not the type to accept poor performances so we expect them to come out and try to prove a point against us - but we have our own point to prove.”