2017/18 Preview – Stirling

Dave Mackay has built up a small but capable squad ahead of their League Two campaign. Can they challenge at the top? Here is my view on the Binos.

Cammy Binnie has stepped up since Chris Smith’s departure, and with Mark Foden coming in on loan from Ross County, there is healthy competition for places between the sticks this term at Forthbank.

Mackay has brought in some good players defensively, with Ewan McNeil and Steven Noble filling in the full-back roles. Andrew Black is also available in this role while Ross Smith; Ross McGeachie and Lee Hamilton will battle it out for the central berth alongside Scott Davidson.

Liam Caddis and Willie Robertson provide defensive security while Sean Dickson, Callumm Morrison and Conner McMullan are allowed the creative freedom to attack forward.

The forward line is menacing with Northern Ireland Internationalist Andy Little available for selection after he has recovered from injury alongside Peter MacDonald and Darren Lee Smith with Blair Henderson and Ross Kavanagh providing bckup support.

Overall, I think Mackay has put together a strong group and I cannot really pick an area which automatically and immediately needs addressed. I think it is a well balanced squad overall and one with plenty quality in it. I think Stirling should make the play-offs this year, and they may be the surprise package to outshine the facourites for the League Two crown.

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