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SPFL press release: IRN-BRU Cup

Albion Rovers fielded an ineligible player, Liam McGuigan, during their IRN-BRU Cup First Round fixture at home to Spartans, played last night (Tuesday, 15 August, 2017).

The tie finished 0-0 after extra time, with Albion Rovers then winning the resulting penalty shoot-out 5-4.

Disciplinary proceedings have therefore been commenced against Albion Rovers. Pending the outcome of these proceedings, Albion Rovers and Spartans will both be in the draw for the Second Round of this season’s IRN-BRU Cup, being held tomorrow (Thursday, 17 August, 2017)

No further statement will be provided before the disciplinary process is completed.


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IRN-BRU Cup Rd 2 draw on Thursday

The draw for the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup will be made at the Falkirk Wheel at 1.00pm this Thursday, August 17, and will be streamed live on the SPFL Facebook page.

The 24 first-round winners will be joined by Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, along with Linfield and Crusaders from Northern Ireland; Welsh clubs The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads; and Sligo Wanderers and Bray Wanderers from the Republic of Ireland.

The draw is unseeded but the six non-Scottish clubs will be kept apart – one team from each country will be drawn at home and one away. In the case of Northern Ireland, Linfield will be allocated an away tie due to the unavailability of Windsor Park and Crusaders will be allocated a home tie.

Set yourself a reminder to watch the draw by clicking HERE.

Second-round ties are due to be played on the weekend of September 2/3.

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Albion Rovers 0 v 0 The Spartans (5 v 4)

Rovers progressed to round 2 of the IRN BRU cup after a penalty shoot out win after the match ended nil nil, against a stubborn Spartans team at Cliftonhill.

Two great saves from Rovers Daniel Potts was the hero last night when Rovers’ won a the penalty shoot out 5 v 4.

Match report from The Spartans website HERE

Spfl Stats from the match HERE

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Queen’s Park match highlights

Match highlights now online – thanks to Queen’s Park TV.

Interview with Queen’s Park Boss Gus McPherson

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Queen’s Park 2 v 5 Albion Rovers

At the national stadium, Alan Trouten and Connor Shields each scored twice after Jason Marr had netted in Albion Rovers’ big win, with one of Trouten’s coming from the penalty spot.

Sean Burns had fired Queen’s Park ahead and the Spiders also got the final goal of the game through Thomas Orr’s header.

Match Photos on Queen’s Park Facebook page 

Ayr United made it two wins out of two in Scottish League One with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Forfar Athletic.

Raith Rovers and Arbroath remain unbeaten, two points behind, with Raith beating Stranraer 3-0 and Arbroath drawing 1-1 at Airdrieonians.

East Fife claimed a narrow 1-0 win against visitors Alloa Athletic.

And Queen’s Park remain bottom of the division following their 5-2 defeat at Hampden by Albion Rovers.

At Somerset Park, Ayrbuilt on last week’s 5-1 win away to Albion Rovers with another handsome scoreline.

Craig Moore and Declan McDaid both scored first-half goals and Robbie Crawford wrapped up the points with a third nine minutes from the end.

Lewis Vaughan scored twice and set up the other for Greig Spence in Raith’svictory at Stark’s Park.

Arbroath were ahead against hosts Airdrie through Omar Kader’s first-half strike but Andy Ryan replied in the second period.

Greg Hurst got the only goal 11 minutes into the second half as East Fife claimed their first league win of the season.

Thanks to BBC website for the Above. 

Match report from the Queens Park website HERE



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Queen’s Park v Albion Rovers match preview

As Rovers prepare for their first trip of the season to the national stadium, manager Brian Kerr is eager to make amends for last week’s disappointing result against Ayr United.

Kerr said: ‘On behalf of myself and the players I’d like to apologise for the poor result last week. Everyone involved in the group has worked very hard in training to right the wrongs of last weekend.
‘Although I don’t think the result reflected the match overall we were disappointed with the basic errors that cost us goals. So for us all, the opportunity to erase last weeks match from the memory can’t come quick enough.
‘Queens Park also suffered an opening day league defeat, and they too will be looking to make amends. Gus McPherson’s teams are always very well organised, and we anticipate another very tough match. But I’m really hoping the pitch and surface at Hampden will suit the way we are trying to play’.
On the injury/suspension front, Michael McMillan is still suspended from last season and the Cliftonhill physio is treating one or two small injury niggles,  but Rovers shouldn’t be too far away from having a full strength squad to choose from.

Head to head: Played 212; Queen’s Park 75; Draw 61; Albion Rovers 76
Last meeting: 15/04/2017; Queen’s Park 2-0 Albion Rovers (League One)
Recent form: Queen’s Park LDWWL; Albion Rovers LWWDL.
Match officials: Referee – Grant Irvine. Assistants – Paul O’Neill and Drew Kirkland.
Admission prices: Adult £14; Senior citizen (65+) £5; Student/Unemployed/Children (U16) £3.

Other League One fixtures:
Airdrieonians v Arbroath; Ayr United v Forfar Athletic; East Fife v Alloa Athletic; Raith Rovers v Stranraer.

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Queen’s Park v Rovers Supporters bus

Tomorrow’s away match V Queen’s Park FC. Supporters bus leaves St. Andrews Bar – 1.30pm
Prices:- Adults – £6.00. Concessions – £3.00

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Albion Rovers FC Fans Consultation

Albion Rovers FC are embarking on a series of activities to review its vision and prioritise its objectives for the club.

In previous years the Rovers board had developed plans, but these have been more internally focussed. The board recognised that the club needed to widen the conversation about its priorities and increase participation in any review process, in order to ensure that the aims and objectives of Albion Rovers FC are formed from a shared vision, collated from the views of all those having an interest in ensuring a positive future for the club, especially its supporters.

It is recognised that engagement with supporters throughout any review process is critical for its success. The club aim to begin a supporters’ consultation exercise which will include:-

  • A seminar, to be held in the Stadium’s lounge area,
    open to all Rovers supporters to attend;
  • The session will begin with short presentations by David Douglas, Chief Executive and Brian Kerr club manager, followed by a variety of group discussions chaired by Alison McGowan, ARFC Trust chair, on topics including:
  • Where are we now?
  • What is working well?
  • What requires to change?
  • We will also look to the future to confirm where we want to be and, more importantly, how we get there?
  • What contribution can you make? Sign the pledge to help in IT/Match day/Social Media/ Fundraising/Ground upkeep/Admin…
    any skill or time you have that can help the Rovers stay strong.
  • The club’s manager, Brian Kerr, will also make himself available for supporters to question how the team are doing
  • An online survey, will give all supporters an opportunity to participate in the consultation exercise, including those unable to attend consultation event.


The consultation event will be led by new Albion Rovers Supporters’ Trust Chair, Alison McGowan with David Douglas, Albion Rovers Chief Executive and Brian Kerr, Albion Rovers FC Manager held on the lounge part of the stadium at 7pm on Wednesday 16th August.

The questionnaire will be available on line from Friday 18th August.

No need to register your interest for the evening event on August 16th.
Simply come along.
David Douglas | Chief Executive Albion Rovers FC

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Albion Rovers FC – Stadium Naming Rights !


Breaking News… Incredible opportunity to have your company name mentioned every other Saturday on Sky Sports News…

Merson. Nicholas. Le Tessier. Thomson. All getting excited in the Sky Sports News studio as Jeff Sterling shouts “There’s been a goal for Albion Rovers at the YOUR COMPANY NAME stadium.

Albion Rovers FC are delighted to offer businesses and individuals the chance to own the naming rights to our stadium for the 2017 – 2018 season.

Along with 9 other businesses and individuals you will be entered in a draw. The lucky company or individual pulled out the hat will then get to name the stadium for this season. This will include name on main entrance and stand as well as you or your company’s name being used by all media outlets such as Radio Clyde/Scotland, newspapers and all social and broadcast media. Sky Sports on a Saturday afternoon attracts 900000 viewers. Radio Clyde 259000 listeners

If your name is not drawn, we will still give you programme and website advertising and corporate hospitality for one match.

What it will cost you?
We are looking for £2500 in return for your entry in the draw alongside 9 other companies or individuals for the naming rights as well as programme, website advertising and match day hospitality.

What we will do with your money?
The monies raised will go towards developing our youth and community programmes as well as supporting our manager to keep our best young players at the club.

What happens next?
To register an interest then please email
or call David Douglas, Chief Executive, on 07841485574 if you would like more information. The closing date to for declaring an interest is Friday 18th August at 12 midnight.

The draw will be made at half-time during our local derby with Airdrie on Saturday 19th August.