LOAN WATCH | McCann helps Stranraer to big win

Four of the six Saints players out on-loan featured at the weekend with Ali McCann involved in the pick of the games as Stranraer recorded a vital win for their Ladbrokes League One survival hopes.

Steven Anderson, Ben Quigley and Euan O'Reilly were also involved for their respective clubs, while Kyle McClean and Cammy Ballantyne missed out.


Ali McCann (Stranraer)

19-year-old midfielder Ali McCann continues to get valuable game time under his belt with another 90 minutes for Stranraer on Saturday afternoon.

They faced Forfar Athletic - managed by former Saints defender and Hall of Fame inductee Jim Weir - and recorded a crucial three points in their fight to remain in Ladbrokes League One.

Ali was involved in the build-up to the winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Stair Park which helped lift Stranraer back above Brechin into 8th place in the table.

Next up for Ali and Stranraer is a tricky away fixture against Raith Rovers on Saturday.


Steven Anderson (Partick Thistle)

Experienced defender Steven Anderson was involved as Partick Thistle came from two goals behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Dunfermline in the Ladbrokes Championship.

It was an important point for Thistle in their battle to remain in the division and the Firhill outfit now occupy 8th place in the league in what is one of the tightest relegation battles in recent years.

Just four points separate Alloa in 10th and Greenock Morton in 6th, and Partick will be hoping to rely on the veteran Ando to help them secure their status in the second tier for next season.

Next up for Ando and Partick is a difficult away match against table toppers Ross County in Dingwall on Saturday.


Euan O'Reilly & Ben Quigley (BSC Glasgow)

Euan O'Reilly played the full 90 minutes and Ben Quigley played the first-half in a disappointing defeat for BSC Glasgow against Dalbeattie Star.

Quigley came off at the break as BSC altered their shape to try and get something out of the game but finished the match with ten men as they came off second best in Dumfries and Galloway.

The result leaves BSC Glasgow in 3rd place in the Lowland League, although they do have two games in hand on Kelty Hearts who sit above them in the table.

Next up for the BSC boys is a trip to Vale of Leithen tomorrow night.


PICTURED: Ali McCann in action against Forfar (Credit - Stranraer FC / Bill McCandlish)