Stenhousemuir ready for Dunfermline and Rangers tests

Warriors boss Martyn Corrigan is determined his side will not lose any more late goals against Dunfermline
Warriors boss Martyn Corrigan is determined his side will not lose any more late goals against Dunfermline

Stenhousemuir will aim to finally record a win against Dunfermline Athletic tomorrow after their previous two matches against the Fifers this season ended in improbable defeats.

The Pars - who remain a full-time team despite their recent spell in administration - scored last minute goals in both encounters to claim all three points.

“We have been guilty of switching off at times, which has cost us goals” said Warriors boss Martyn Corrigan. “I don’t just mean the defence, but the whole team.”

Stenhousemuir’s clean sheet against Brechin City last weekend was their first since August, and that new-found defensive solidity will certainly be required against Dunfermline and then Rangers, who visit Ochilview on Sunday.

“We battled hard against Brechin, and our hard work paid off,” added Corrigan. “We’ll need to the same against Dunfermline and Rangers. They are full-time teams with big budgets.

“The one thing about Dunfermline is they don’t tire. They work hard in every match until the final whistle, and we will have to do the same.

“Losing late goals against them has cost us twice already. I don’t want to see a repeat.”

It’s a tough two matches for any side to play in four days, but the Stenny boss is confident his team can win points.

New signing Stewart Greacen is now elligble to make his Warriors debut and is expected to be in the squad to face Dunfermline.

The former Morton skipper, a hugely experienced centre half, agreed to sign on at Ochilview last month.