Stirling Albion star Ross Forsyth says they have a great opportunity to progress in the Scottish Cup when the third round of the competition takes place on Saturday.

Albion host Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts at Forthbank, and Forsyth says they have to be wary of the threat their opponents pose.

However, the versatile defender reckons the Binos' second-round win over East Fife shows they have what it takes.

Forsyth told Stirling News Sport: “The hard work we put in against East Fife has given us the opportunity to go and put a performance and result together in this round. There's the possibility of an exciting tie against one of the bigger teams in the competition. We have the opportunity to work hard during the week, galvanise ourselves and put in the right performance.

“It will be difficult. They will be out to make their mark on the game and we need to approach it with the right attitude. We need to improve how we start the game and go on to influence it.”

Stuart McLaren's side are anxious to get back to winning ways after Queen's Park ended their seven-match unbeaten run, and Forsyth insisted his team-mates will be fired up and determined to get back on track.

He said: “It's disappointing. I didn't think we played well throughout the game. The boys have done well over the past ten weeks and have managed to raise the performances but we have taken a step back.

“We can't let one poor result influence us too much. We need to learn, take on board the manager's feedback and put it into practice.”

The 33-year-old revealed he was thrilled after a week where he welcomed his newborn son into the world, and now he is hoping to force his way back into his manager's starting lineup.

He added: “It's been a bit of a whirlwind week as any new father would vouch for but I am absolutely delighted on a personal level. I am now looking forward to getting back in the team as soon as possible.”