Stenhousemuir are boxing clever in preparation for Forfar bout

Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth is expecting a tough match against Forfar on Saturday
Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth is expecting a tough match against Forfar on Saturday

Stenhousemuir had no game last weekend but that doesn’t mean their players were taking it easy.

Warriors boss Scott Booth arranged for his squad to take part in a boxing training session on Saturday morning at the University of Stirling, following the success of a similar exercise in August.

“It was a good opportunity to bring the boys together,” said Booth. “The boxing was something they enjoyed before. It is a serious workout but it’s also good fun.”

Stenhousemuir will need to box clever this weekend if they are to take points when Forfar Athletic visit Ochilview. Dick Campbell’s side have been the surprise package of the League One season so far, and occupy second place – one point off leaders Morton.

“We know what to expect from them,” said Booth. “They have caused teams a lot of problems so far this season by the way they attack in numbers.

“We were a bit unlucky when we last played them at Station Park when we lost an early goal, not to take anything away from them.

“It will be a tough game but it is one we’re looking forward to.”

Ross McMillan is suspended for Saturday’s match, but Bryan Hodge has returned to full training and is likely to be in contention for a squad place.