Shire miss skipper but rely on Gallagher

John Coughlin.
John Coughlin.

East Stirlingshire skipper Kevin Turner could miss Saturday’s SPFL Scottish League Two match against leaders Peterhead after suffering a freak accident in training.

The club captain went over on his ankle and now Shire medical staff are assessing the potential damage. If he misses out on this weekend’s Ochilview clash it will be a blow for coach John Coughlin’s plans for a double-headed strike force with Rangers loanee Calum Gallagher.
The teenage striker was again the star of Shire’s show in their narrow 2-1 defeat against Stirling Albion last Saturday. But his role as a lone striker was determined not by choice but by circumstance.
“Calum has done really well for us and the plan was to pair him with Kevin up front at Stirling,” said the coach. “But on Saturday morning Kevin phoned to force us into a re-think with Calum on his own and Richard Miller, who wasn’t in the plans for the game, coming in at defensive midfield.”
If Turner fails to make the team to face Peterhead the coach may still opt to play h two strikers are draft in someone else from the bench.“Supporters have enjoyed watching Calum,” said Coughlin.