By Jack Thomson
Former Rangers striker Andy Little is in hospital after suffering a fractured skull and eye socket in a training ground accident.
Little, who started his career at the Ibrox side, was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital after a clash of heads. He was then transferred to Edinburgh.
Stuart Brown, Stirling Albion’s club chairman, said in a statement: “I have been updated by the club medical staff that whilst this was a serious and scary incident, and Andy’s injuries are substantial, he is now comfortable and stable in hospital and out of danger.
“His injuries are a fractured skull and eye socket and clearly he faces a long journey to recovery. I spoke to Andy’s mum, in Ireland, earlier today and she and his dad are making plans to travel to Scotland. I have assured her that SAFC will do everything necessary to assist Andy back to full health.
“I can’t thank our club doctor Andrew Deeley, our physio Kenny Crichton and the paramedics enough for their swift and expert attention. It is especially comforting that within our club we have personnel that have both the skills and dedication to handle such, hopefully rare, situations.”