We return to SPFL League 2 duty tomorrow with another big match against Annan Athletic at Ainslie Park.
OPPONENTS: ANNAN ATHLETIC
Annan have started this campaign in good form, currently sitting third in the table with, like us, only one defeat in their opening five matches. Their start in August was so impressive it landed manager Peter Murphy the first Leauge 2 manager of the month award. Their great start was tempered slightly be defeat at home to Clyde last week, so they will be looking to return to winning ways in this top of the table clash. On the playing front, Tommy Muir is Annan’s top scorer so far, with the every dangerous Steven Swinglehurst not far behind.
Entry at Ainslie Park as always will be £12 for adults, £6 for concessions with under 12s free with an accompanying adult; a cash gate will be in operation. Our half price offer for Hearts, Hibs and Spartans season ticket holders will be available tomorrow.
Having rotated the squad for the midweek East of Scotland Cup tie with Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, manager James McDonaugh will be able to choose from almost his strongest squad, barring long term absentees Josh Walker, John Dunn and Brad Donaldson. Keiron Stewart returns and Adam Watson our recent loan signing from Livingston is also added to the squad, having been cup tied in the Irn-Bru Cup last week.
Last season our matches with Annan were always close, with both sides claiming two victories a piece, both winning away from home too. With both teams having made strong starts to their respective league campaigns it is sure to be another close encounter tomorrow.