Jan 12 2012 By Colin Paterson
IRN-BRU SECOND DIVISION:
ALBION ROVERS v
PAUL MARTIN reckons Albion Rovers will bounce back from consecutive defeats over the festive period.
The Cliftonhill men lost to Brechin City on Boxing Day and local rivals Airdrie on the New Year holiday Monday.
Rovers return to action tomorrow when they host Stirling Albion who are currently propping up the SFL2 table.
And gaffer Martin expects to see a positive reaction from his side as they chase a promotion play-off position.
He told Advertiser Sport: "We have lost our last two matches but it is hardly a crisis for us.
"We took 16 points from the second quarter of games and if we do that again in the next two quarters, we will definitely be up there.
"Perhaps we will need to temper our enthusiasm for top spot as we would need to go on an amazing run to catch Cowdenbeath.
"But having watched the Airdrie match again on DVD, I am confident in the players and have great belief in them going into the second half of the season."
Loan star Steven Lawless who has gone back to parent club Motherwell and Martin says there will be a squad shake-up this month.
The manager added: "There is nothing happening at the moment but there will be a shuffling of the pack of some sort."
Tomorrow's referee: Crawford Allan.