Stirling Albion boss Stuart McLaren urged his side to continue their rise up the League Two table and says their recent form shows they are serious challengers for promotion.

The Binos have lost just once in their last 11 games and the manager believes they can mount a title charge if they can continue their stunning form into the new year.

McLaren told Stirling News Sport: “Every season is a long one. We had a sticky spell early on which meant we had some points to make up and we are still in the process of doing that but the last few games have helped us get back up into contention. We have two important games to finish off the year and hopefully we will have a shot of at least being in the playoffs, but if we do well over the next few weeks we will be in with a real shout of winning the league which would be fantastic.”

McLaren's side host league leaders Annan on Saturday, and McLaren thinks his side have what it takes to topple their fellow promotion-chasers.

He added: “You can't get away from the fact that they have been the best team in the league. The team that is sitting at the top at this point deserves that label. It will be as difficult a game as we have had but with the form we have been in, the boys will go in full of belief and confidence. At the same time they will be determined to continue the good run we have been on. It is all set up for a cracking game.”