Steven Doris says Stirling Albion have played better than their league position suggests and backed the Binos to rise up the League Two table.

The striker believes Albion can match anyone in the division and says the only thing they have been lacking is luck.

The 27-year-old insists they can put together a run of results which will see them climb the league.

Doris told Stirling News Sport: “I don't think our points tally reflects how well we have played up to this point. Hopefully we can start picking up some results and getting points on the board. We don't have as many points as we would have liked at the end of the first quarter but we are not too worried. There have no games where we have been passed off the park or beaten convincingly. Games have been very close and it has often just been a case of us missing out on a little bit of luck.

“I think luck has played a huge part. Some of the goals we have conceded, like the one against East Fife, have come from mistakes. We rarely get cut open so I think if we can cut out the mistakes things will turn around for us.”

The Binos return to action on Saturday when they travel to face Clyde, and Doris insists they will only be going to Broadwood with one intention.

He said: “I thought we played well in the first game against them. It was a tight game and the game has hinged on a penalty and red card. It could have gone either way. They are a good side with some good players and we know it will be a difficult game but we will definitely go there with the intention of winning.”

The former Arbroath forward is feeling good after the injury hell that saw him miss most of the last campaign and disrupted his pre-season preparations.

He added: “I'm feeling good now. I'm glad to have got a run of games under my belt and I've also scored a couple of goals which has helped. As long as I keep playing I will be able to keep my fitness levels up and I will keep scoring goals.”