Stuart McLaren admitted that a draw was a fair result after his Stirling Albion side were held by Elgin City at Forthbank last Saturday.

Despite failing to pick up all three points, the manager was happy with his side’s display and he believes they would have won the game had they been more ruthless in front of goal.

McLaren told Stirling News Sport: “The outcome of the game is a bit disappointing because we knew any glimmer of hope depended on us winning the game, but I have got to say that performance-wise, I am reasonably satisfied. It frustrated us a bit that we weren’t able to take some of our chances because we got ourselves into some good situations. Overall you would have to say the draw was a fair result.”

The Binos boss was delighted to be able to give some of the club’s successful under-20 side a taste of first team action and he believes that is a positive sign.

He said: “It gave us another opportunity to see Scott Davidson, and in his three games in the side we have only conceded one goal. Scott Stevenson got on for his debut and Ross Kavanagh got a taste of the action so there were a few positives aside from the performance.”

McLaren was thrilled that Chris Smith, Ross McMillan and Darren Smith have all signed contracts to stay at the club next season, and he says he will be working hard to make sure other key players are still at the club next season.

He added: “We are delighted to get them signed up. At this point of the season you want to keep your key players. We are very happy that the three of them decided to stay with us without any fuss whatsoever. That’s a reflection of how they view the club and how much they enjoy it here. We will be working hard over the coming weeks to make sure we retain the services of the other lads who we want to keep as well.”