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Paul Sludden hit a brace against Selkirk last week.

More of the same please, East Stirlingshire

Ironing out the maddening inconsistencies is likely to be a top priority for East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden as they take on Lowland League leaders BSC Glasgow in Alloa this weekend.

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Andy Rodgers should make a return

Rodgers return is welcome news for Sludden’s struggling side

East Stirlingshire could welcome back two vital members of their squad for Saturday’s Lowland League visit to Selkirk.

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John Sludden

Cup win could boost hopes for Shire in league

John Sludden will keep looking to add to his East Stirlingshire squad ahead of this weekend’s return to Lowland League action against Gretna 2008 at Ochilview on Saturday.

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Shires efforts to recover from a nightmare start at Formartine were in vain.

Cup hopes blown away as early Formartine blitz sweeps Shire aside

Football matches are supposed to last 90 minutes but East Stirlingshire’s Scottish Cup second round game at Highland League Formartine United on Saturday was over after barely quarter of an hour.

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Shire boss John Sludden

University clip the wings of high-flying Shire at Ochilview

From hitting the highs East Stirlingshire plunged to the depths after Tuesday’s 1-0 Lowland League defeat at the hands of Edinburgh University at Ochilview.

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Shire boss John Sludden

No Sludden complacency as Shire head to Hawick

Take nothing for granted is the message being delivered to East Stirlingshire players ahead of Saturday’s trip to Lowland League bottom side Hawick Royal Albert.

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Shire boss seeks professional attitude to match club schedule

No-one’s ever likely to think of East Stirlingshire as ‘living the dream ‘ but John Sludden’s Lowland League squad certainly have a fixture schedule that has a Premier League feel to it.

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Paul Sludden (centre) scored at the weekend. Picture Michael Gillen.

Weekend friendly in focus for Shire boss Sludden

There will be no rest this week for East Stirlingshire players despite the fact that the team has no game. Shire’s planned Lowland League encounter with Spartans, set for Ochilview on Saturday, is a casualty of the SPFL decision last week to expel Albion Rovers from the IRN-BRU Cup.

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Shire striker Andy Rodgers

Shire striker Rodgers: Don’t write us off yet

It may not be the start that East Stirlingshire fans had been hoping for but striker Andy Rodgers says no-one should write them off yet.

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Shire were held by Gala Fairydean at Ochilview

East Stirlingshire 0 Gala 0: another struggle for Shire

East Stirlingshire's second Lowland League campaign continuesd to be a struggle after they were held goalless by Gala Fairydean Rovers.
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Shire boss John Sludden has a lot to mull over. Picture Alan Murray.

Shire need wins, and quickly says boss

John Sludden accepts his East Stirlingshire side could end up with a lower points tally this season without it harming their chances of claiming the Lowland League title.

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There was no way through for Shire against BSC Glasgow

East Stirlingshire 0 BSC Glasgow 3: Shire blown away in opener

There has been plenty of talk of a Lowland League arms race over the summer and here was the evidence for all to see.
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Shire boss John Sludden

East Stirlingshire take on Cove Rangers in final pre-season test

East Stirlingshire will face their fourth, and final, pre-season warm-up game on Saturday with coach John Sludden convinced his side will be in good shape when the Lowland League action gets underway.

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Kevin Kelbie is Ochilview-bound. Picture Michael Gillen

Sludden signs up ex-Camelon star Kelbie

East Stirlingshire have made former Camelon Juniors striker, Kevin Kelbie, their first new signing for their 2017/18 Lowland League season.

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East Stirlingshrie hope to celebrate themselves on Saturday after seeing opponents EK win the league

Shire want to take shine off champions Kilby

It could have been a title decider and is now no more than a dead rubber, but East Stirlingshire coach John Sludden says the team’s final Lowland League game of the season against champions-elect East Kilbride is still one he wants to win.

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Shire boss John Sludden

Still work to be done in ‘dead rubbers’ for Shire

There will be no question of East Stirlingshire’s players ‘downing tools’ over what remains of their season if coach John Sludden has anything to do with it.

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East Stirlingshire's hopes of a cup final were ended by Cumbernauld Colts

Shire 2 Cumbernauld 3: Semi-final defeat for Shire

Defeat at the hands of Cumbernauld Colts in Friday’s SFA South Region Challenge Cup semi-final was just East Stirlingshire’s fifth loss to Lowland League opposition this season. But it fitted a pattern.

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John Sludden.

Shire refuse to throw in the towel on Lowland title

They may be running out of games if they are to mount a challenge to Lowland League leaders East Kilbride, but East Stirlingshire say there is still plenty to play for between now and the end of the season.

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East Stirlingshire edged past Tynecastle at the Falkirk Stadium

East Stirlingshire 3 Tynecastle 2: Shire through to semis

Maybe it’s something to do with being a teacher but Shire matchwinner Paul Sludden reckons victory over Tynecastle at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday was all about learning lessons.

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