Stirling Albion hero Ross Smith was thrilled to have scored his first goal for the club in last Saturday's win over Arbroath.

The former Dundee United defender gave the ten-man Binos the lead with a header in the second half and says their team spirit and determination was vital as they claimed a crucial League Two win.

Smith told Stirling News Sport: “It's brilliant to get my first goal. Kenny the physio was saying I needed to get my head on some of the crosses from the corners. Luckily Steven has dinked it up and it was right there for me. I'm delighted to score but we are so glad to have got the three points and kept the run going. I think we deserved it and the most important thing is we are now moving up the league.

“The boys have shown great determination and character. You can't question the spirit in the dressing room. We all work hard for each other and don't want to let anyone down. Even when we went down to ten men I knew we would still create chances. I still think we were the better team in the second half with the chances we created.”

Albion are now unbeaten in seven matches and the summer signing from Peterhead believes they are finally showing what they are capable of after a mixed start to the season.

He said: “At the start of the season we were playing well but we weren't putting teams to bed. We were making silly errors but we have cut those out and it's starting to show what a good team we are. We are grinding out results even if we're not playing our best. We are working hard for each other and sometimes you need to do that to win games.”

The Binos travel to Hampden to face Queen's Park on Saturday and Smith says the squad are determined to extend their run to eight games.

He added: “Now we want to move onto next week and keep it going there. The aim is to keep rising and keep the unbeaten run going. I have every faith that the boys will keep it up and hopefully we will be up there in the next few weeks.”