Stenhousemuir: Swift says final-day showdown likely

Stenhousemuir boss Stephen Swift reckons a final-day play-off showdown is now likely after watching his side win 2-0 against Elgin City to stay three points behind fourth-placed Edinburgh City in League 2.
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The capital club also won 2-0 against Forfar Athletic and Swift thinks that after another two matches, it could be neck and neck.

“I think it is a stick-on it will go down to the last day, and if it does, anything can happen with the pressure of it all,” he said.

“We would relish it and they would too.

Warriors manager Stephen Swift (Picture: Scott Louden)Warriors manager Stephen Swift (Picture: Scott Louden)
Warriors manager Stephen Swift (Picture: Scott Louden)
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“They have improved recently and have shown character all season long.”

Goals from Adam Corbett and Michael Miller sealed Stenny’s win on Saturday.

Of their display, Swift added: “It was very comfortable for us, and we should have won by more goals, to be honest. We had one chopped off for nothing and we cruised it.

“The opening goal from Adam was what I have him in the team for. He gets up the pitch from full-back well.

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"The second was a cross for sure but we’ll take it. We deserved that bit of luck.”

Saturday sees the Warriors face an Albion Rovers side coming into the match on the back of a 5-0 scudding by Stranraer.

Swift thinks this is the worst time to face Brian Reid’s usually-organised outfit, though.

He said: “They play 4-4-2, and normally they do it well and the players work the shape and put in a shift. I was shocked to see that scoreline and it isn’t good news for us.

“When a team loses heavily, the next game they always come out fighting, and I am sure they will be right up for it against us.”