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Stirling Albion v Airdrieonians preview

3rd April 2015

Jordan Morton is determined to fire Airdrie into the Championship, but the winger warns that nothing should be taken for granted at this stage. 

22-year-old Morton signed from Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Plovdiv in February, following spells with Clyde, Hearts, Livingston and Cowdenbeath. 

His subsequent introduction into the first team has seen the midfielder add pace and drive to the squad, but he is keen to add goals to his array. 

"I can bring lots of attacking using the width of the pitch and link up with the strikers, and hopefully I can get some goals that will take us into the play-off and up to the next league." 

Morton explained how his move to New Broomfield came about. 

"A close friend of mine through football, Iain Russell, had told Gary Bollan I was looking for a club. 

"I've known Gary from when I was younger during our days at Clyde. 

"I've really enjoyed it, it's been great."

Looking ahead to Saturday's vital match at Forthbank, Morton insists that although confidence is high, Stirling will be given the respect they are due.

"No game is a straightforward win.

"We are playing with confidence and playing well as a team though, so that of course gives us a lot to go into the game with."

With the gap to fourth-place closing to three points last weekend, Jordan is hopeful that the Diamonds can take care of their own result while looking to other teams to do them a favour.


"We have shown that we are capable of unbeaten runs, and we're hoping some results go our way just like last weekend.

"We definitely have what it takes to go all the way, for sure."

New loan-signing Bob McHugh joins the squad from Motherwell, and goes straight into contention ahead of the trip to Stirling.

Luca Gasparotto returns from international duty, although Bryan Gilfillan and Jim Lister remain sidelined.

With Ross Docherty serving a one-match ban, Nathan Blockley may return to the squad after missing last Saturday's win over Stenhousemuir as his wife went into labour.

The Binos will be without the suspended Craig Comrie as boss Stuart McLaren desperately fights automatic relegation. Former Diamonds Phil Johnston and Lewis Coult may feature for the hosts.

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