Stenhousemuir vs Airdrieonians preview
12th February 2016
Defender David Ferguson says the Diamonds are capable of bringing home three points from Ochilview on Saturday, as long as they continue what they're doing.
Airdrie are unbeaten in five league matches, with their only defeat this year coming in a Scottish Cup tie against Premiership side Dundee United.
Ferguson, on loan from Motherwell, has featured in the last three matches - which have seen the Diamonds pick up seven points from a possible nine.
The full-back feels he is settling in well at New Broomfield.
"The boys are brilliant and they've made it easy for us. It helps that I know a couple of them, and obviously Dyls coming on loan with me."
Along with "Dyls" (striker Dylan Mackin), Ferguson is looking to gain valuable experience in his time at Airdrie.
"Personally I'm looking to hopefully play as many games as I can - and hopefully win as many of them as possible!"
Reflecting on his short time at the club, the 19-year-old is frustrated at letting two points slip.
"I thought we should have seen the Brechin game out better, being 3-1 up.
"Overall, though, we've been brilliant as a team in all three games. We've created chances to score and we've defended well, getting two clean sheets."
With attention turning to Saturday's match, the Diamonds are preparing for the short journey to Larbert to face Brown Ferguson's Stenhousemuir.
Influential midfielder Hugo Faria sits out the tie, picking up a one-match suspension as a result of yellow cards accumulated with Airdrie and previous club Livingston.
Stenny may hand a debut to on-loan Celtic goalkeeper Colin McCabe.
The imposing Irish U19 player has joined on a 28-day emergency loan deal following an injury to regular number one Graham Bowman.
The last side to beat the Diamonds on league duty, Stenny took the points at New Broomfield in December thanks to a late Euan Murray winner.
Fergie believes that Eddie Wolecki Black's men can turn the tables this time around.
"We're playing well. If we go there and continue to create chances, and defend as well as we have been, I don't see why we can't win."
Colin Steven is the man in the middle, in what will be his third Airdrieonians match of the season. He previously officiated in the Diamonds' draw with Albion Rovers in October, and the September win over Cowdenbeath.
Fans are reminded that Stenhousemuir offer away supporters entry to Ochilview at the cost of £10 on production of their own club’s season ticket.
Away support will be accommodated on the West Terracing which is a standing terrace.