Steady Stenny want to weigh in with wins

Stewart Kean celebrates scoring against Stirling Albion
Stewart Kean celebrates scoring against Stirling Albion
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Stenhousemuir must find a way of overcoming a tough opponent this Saturday - their own inconsistency.

The Warriors’ recent record reads two games won, two games lost.

The Jekyll & Hyde nature of their form has left fans and coaching staff frustrated - and at times baffled.

Last weekend the Ochilview side ran-out 4-0 winners against local rivals Stirling Albion, but that victory came just days after an embarrassing 1-0 defeat away to basement-boys Albion Rovers.

Now Stenny must contend with a trip to Central Park and a clash with Cowdenbeath.

The Blue Brazil have been in excellent form recently and have opened up a four point lead at the top of the table with eight games left to play.

But despite their indifferent form in 2012, Stenhousemuir are still firmly in the chase for a play-off place and a chance of gaining promotion.

And assistant boss Kevin McGoldrick believes that taking three points from the flying Fifers could give his players the boost they need for the league run-in.

“We’ve proven this season that we can pass anyone off the park at home, but our problems begin when we travel away,” he told Heraldsport.

“It was good to win last week after the defeat at Albion Rovers. The players let themselves and the fans down. Recently, we’ve fallen into a routine of winning games and then losing them, and that’s not a run we want to continue.

“Cowdie are top of the league on merit. They don’t conceded many goals, which is the key to their success. We’re well aware of their strengths, but we’ll be focusing on how we can go and get a result.”

McGoldrick and Warriors boss Davie Irons have been emphasising to their players in recent weeks the importance of working hard, and a supreme effort will be required if they are to take points on Saturday.

“We were particularly pleased with the players’ attitude against Stirling,” McGoldrick continued.

“It wasn’t our best performance of the season but we dug in, got the early goal and were rewarded with a victory. We’ll be looking for more of the same on Saturday.”

Paul McHale will definitely miss the match against Cowdenbeath through injury, and Shaun Dickson and Brown Ferguson remain major doubts.

Trialist Sean Fitzharris is still training with the club but has yet to achieve full fitness.