Next Up | Stranraer | ViaPlay Cup

Following the mayhem of Wednesday’s eight goal thriller at Meadowbank, we travel to the southwest of Scotland to face Stranraer at Stair Park.


The Blues have been on a rebuilding project of their own this summer and have made a number of new signings, and Scott Agnew’s men have had a tough start to their ViaPlay Cup campaign, facing the top two ranked sides in their opening fixtures. Like us, they are without a win, so will be keen to make home advantage count on match day three.


Kick off is 15:00 on Saturday 23rd July at Stair Park.


As per agreement between the five clubs in group D, admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults | £14
  • Concessions | £10 (over 65s & under 18s)
  • Under 12s | Free (with a paying adult)

Pay at the gates is available for City fans travelling, however please note that Stranraer have advised it is cash only.

Additionally, Stranraer FC Live, will be streaming the match on a PPV basis, with commentary from their live broadcast team. Coverage features 1080p HD live footage from their human-operated camera, broadcast graphics and instant replays.

The stream will be available to purchase at £11, via Stranraer’s social media channels on the morning of the game.


Our new Hummel kit is almost ready, however we will be wearing last season’s home kit of white shirts, black shorts and white socks, with our goalkeeper in all-yellow. Our hosts will wear their traditional kit, blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks, with their keeper in all-pink.


A major casualty from Wednesday’s match with Kelty (other than our nerves) was Ben Stirling, who has sadly suffered a hamstring injury. It’s too early to confirm, but it’s likely to be an extended absence for Ben, who has had no luck whatsoever over the last 12 months. Robbie Leitch is recovering and may make the squad, and while he is back in the UK, our Love Island contestant Ouzy See will not feature tomorrow. On the plus side, Ryan Shanley’s suspension has been served and he should return to the match day squad.


The two sides met almost a year ago at Meadowbank, with talisman Danny Handling netting a hattrick, in a hard-fought 3-2 win for the hosts. Stranraer’s goals came through Josh Walker and Luke Watt, but the Blues left for the long journey home with nothing to show for their endeavours. Since promotion to the SPFL, our record against Stranraer has been good, with six wins out of seven in all competitions.