Warriors play down the cost of call-off

Corrigan has added to his squad ahead of the Airdrie game
Corrigan has added to his squad ahead of the Airdrie game

The postponement of Stenhousemuir’s game against Rangers was not the financial disaster for the Ochilview club that many had assumed.

A club spokesperson told Heraldsport that the primary cost incurred was catering.

Original tickets for the game will remain valid when the fixture does go ahead on Sunday, January 5.

The club has yet to take a decision on whether the temporary stand at Ochilview will remain in place until that time.

Meanwhile, Martyn Corrigan has moved to strengthen his squad by agreeing terms with former Morton skipper Stewart Greacen.

The 31-year-old defender spent seven years at Cappielow and made more than 200 appearances for the Greenock side, but has most recently been playing at Northern Irish side Derry City.

Greacen, a no-nonsense centre half, will not be available to play for the Warriors until January, as he played for Derry earlier this month at the tail-end of the League of Ireland season.

Corrigan told Heraldsport that he hoped his new signing would go someway to filling the defensive gap left by Scott Buist, who suffered a serious injury earlier in the year and has not played for Stenny this season.

“We have really missed Scott,” he said. “But I’m delighted that Stewart has agreed to sign. I think every team in the league would have wanted him. He’s a big talent, and, has a winning mentality.

“He’s a player that’s been on our radar for a while. I knew him when he was at Morton and he did a great job there.”

This Saturday, Stenhousemuir entertain League One strugglers Airdrie at Ochilview. Although the Lanarkshire side have failed to get out of first gear so far this season, Corrigan will take nothing for granted.

“I fancied us to beat East Fife two weeks ago, but instead we got a little bit of a reality check. The same could happen against Airdrie unless we work hard. I’ll be expecting a better performance. We need to recapture our early season form.”