Falkirk and Stenhousemuir to return to league action next Saturday

Falkirk and Stenhousemuir will return to league action next Saturday, March 20 after the SPFL confirmed the first two rounds of fixtures for the return of League 1 and League 2.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Falkirk will return to league action on Saturday, March 20 when they take on Montrose at The Falkirk Stadium

The Bairns, currently top of League 1, will host third placed Montrose while Davie Irons’ Warriors will welcome Albion Rovers to Ochilview.

Both sides are in Scottish Cup action the following midweek before Falkirk travel to Station Park to take on Forfar Athletic on Saturday, March 27 and Stenny make the trip to Edinburgh City.

All of those fixtures are currently scheduled for 3:00pm kick offs.

The SPFL have yet to announce any further league fixtures, saying: “Discussions with League 1 & 2 clubs are continuing regarding the total number of matches to be played in each division.

"Further fixture details will be published as soon as possible.”

The 20 clubs across League 1 and 2 put forward a proposal for a 22 match season with a top and bottom half split after 18 games.

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However, the SPFL stated they had concerns about that proposal and it is understood that their preference would be for an even shorter, 18 game season.

The full fixtures list for the the next two rounds of League 1 and 2 matches is as follows:

League 1, Saturday March 20: Clyde v East Fife, Dumbarton v Forfar Athletic, Falkirk v Montrose, Partick Thistle v Cove Rangers, Peterhead v Airdrieonians. Saturday March 27: Airdrieonians v Partick Thistle, Dumbarton v Peterhead, East Fife v Cove Rangers, Forfar Athletic v Falkirk, Montrose v Clyde.

League 2, Saturday March 20: Annan Athletic v Cowdenbeath, Elgin City v Edinburgh City, Queen's Park v Stranraer, Stenhousemuir v Albion Rovers, Stirling Albion v Brechin City. Saturday March 27: Albion Rovers v Annan Athletic, Brechin City v Queen's Park, Cowdenbeath v Stranraer, Edinburgh City v Stenhousemuir, Elgin City v Stirling Albion.

There will also be two League 2 fixtures taking place on Tuesday, March 23.

The are: Albion Rovers v Edinburgh City (7.45pm ko) and Stranraer v Brechin City (7.30pm ko).