STEVIE WOULD RELISH STRANRAER RETURN

Friday 6th May 2016

THE longer Wednesday night went on, the more the prospect loomed for Stevie Aitken.

His former club, Stranraer, just might be in league opposition next season.

They’re certainly in a strong position to reach the play-off final, heading to Livingston tomorrow with a 5-2 advantage from the semi-final first leg at Stair Park.

Should they see the job through, and then defeat either Ayr United or Peterhead in the final, Stevie will be back at Stranraer in the away dugout next season.

But it’s a scenario he’d relish, although he sounded a note of caution for anybody who thinks it’s a certainty yet.

He said: “Stranraer are of course my old club. I’m good friends with their manager and my brother is his assistant there.

“But last year Forfar were 3-1 up against Alloa in the play-off final and Alloa came back to win. They’re in a strong position but you never know what can happen in football.

“I wasn’t at Stair Park on Wednesday due to other commitments, but Stevie Farrell and Stuart Millar were there.

“I’d have no problem at all with going back to Stranraer as opposition manager. I’ve been there as a player, going back to old clubs.

“We left them on a sound footing and they’ve continued to do that by competing for promotion this season.

“We are looking forward to the season ahead and once we have players signed, we can focus on our opponents.”

Andy Galloway

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