Stenny will put case for the defence to league leaders

Stenhousemuir's new found defensive solidity will be put to the test on Saturday when League One leaders Dunfermline visit Ochilview.

Brown Ferguson
Brown Ferguson

Since identifying an improvement in the goals against column figures for the second half of the season, Brown Ferguson’s side have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches.

The Fifers won 5-0 when they last visited Ochilview in September but the last meeting between the sides, at East End Park in December, was a much closer affair with only a late goal giving Allan Johnston’s men a 1-0 win.

Stenny’s latest clean sheet came at Ochilview on Tuesday night, but unfortunately for them it was matched by a blank at the other end as the home team struggled to break down bottom-of-the-table Brechin.

Ferguson said: “We were solid at the back but it was one of those nights where we were a little bit off in our forward play.

“But that’s three clean sheets out of four and hopefully the players can take confidence from that into the Dunfermline match.

“They turned us over in the first game but it was widely acknowledged we were the better team in the second game so we know we can perform against them.

“We know it’s going to be tough but as always I’m confident our players have what it takes to match them.”