Mike hopes to do the trick
Trial star McIndoe looks to impress against Clyde
Stirling Albion face Clyde at Broadwood tomorrow aiming to build on last weekend’s impressive 3-0 victory over Berwick Rangers at Forthbank.
It’s a first away game for Binos boss Kevin Rutkiewicz and it’s a tough one against a Bully Wee side who beat Edinburgh City 1-0 on Saturday and are sitting third in the table.
Danny Lennon’s men won 3-0 when the sides met back in August, but Stirling will make the short journey to Cumbernauld on a high after dismantling Berwick last time out.
Mark Stewart and Peter MacDonald are among those set to miss out through injury, but trialist Michael McIndoe is likely to play again after an eye-catching display last week.
The 38 year-old had a recent stint with Clydebank and is keen to resume his professional career, which took in spells at Luton, Doncaster Rovers, Wolves, Bristol City and Coventry City along with other clubs.
The attacking midfielder, capped by Scotland at B level, admits he has been impressed by Rutkiewicz and assistant Martin Hardie during his short time at Forthbank. He said: “I’m really impressed with Kevin’s enthusiasm and his professionalism.
“I’ve played for a lot of managers, both international and who have managed in the Premier League, and Martin and Kevin are extremely experienced in Scotland so I was excited to get in and see what they are about.
“I was a few years out the game and went to Clydebank to do some match fitness with my good friends Kieran McAnespie and Marc McCulloch and I was looking to get back into the pro game.
“I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen here so far and signing is possible.
“We’ve agreed at the moment to play, I think, for three games.
“The manager has expressed already that he would like to keep me longer, which is really nice, but we’ll play the next couple of games and see what happens from there.
“The lads are playing good football, which is a big factor for me being here.
“I think the main factor was the manager and Martin with their enthusiasm.
“I didn’t know them but friends talked very highly of them and the way they like to play is a key factor for me.”
McIndoe missed a penalty against Berwick last week and feels Albion should have won by a much bigger margin against the Borderers. He added: “I think the result against Berwick should have been seven.
“Three-nil flattered them severely but we’ve got a lot of new faces and a lot of young players in there and it’s gelling them all together.
“The manager and Martin have done extremely well since they came in and I think there’s a bright future for the club.
“Short term, the aim is to win the three matches and score as many goals as possible, keep as many clean sheets – we need to get away from the bottom and try and focus on getting into the play-offs.
“I’ve always kept myself in good condition.
“My last professional game was against Middlesbrough in the Championship in 2011 then I bought a little non-league club and polished the ego and made myself captain and had a bit of fun down there.
“I went to the south of France for a training camp that I took extremely seriously then I came back to Scotland and played nine games for Clydebank just to get fit.”
Stirling Albion take on holders Hibernian in the third round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup tonight (Friday) with a 7.30pm at the Hibs Training Centre.
Praise The much- travelled McIndoe has been impressed with the new regime at Forthbank