Linlithgow have come through three rounds – including two preliminary stages – to meet the University. They beat Preston Athletic 2-1 in the first preliminary; Jeanfield Swifts 5-2 in the second preliminary; and Huntly 1-0 in the First Round. The West Lothian side – currently eighth in the East of Scotland Premier League – have recently appointed former Rangers Academy coach and Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson as their new boss.
Geddes said: “We know that Linlithgow are a good side and I expect a very competitive match as their players look to impress under their new manager. It will be a tough game for our boys but we come into this game with confidence, having won away to Spartans last weekend.”
Tickets for Sunday's match are on sale from the University of Stirling Atrium, just outside the Library, between 9.30am and 5pm today and tomorrow (October 17/18). There will also be a pay-on-the-gate option, priced at £3 for students and concessions and £6 for adults.
A former University of Stirling player himself, Geddes is the club’s all-time record goalscorer. He took over as First Team Coach following Shelley Kerr’s departure in 2017.
The University currently sit 10th in the Lowland League and second in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Premier North Division. They have also progressed in both the Football Nation Qualifying Cup and the South Challenge Cup.
Stirling has been Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence since 2008 and is The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide’s UK Sports University of the Year 2020. It offers an unrivalled all-round environment for excellence in sport: education, research, participation, and performance.
Stirling has six men’s and three women’s football teams – both senior and amateur sides – and all benefit from world-class on-campus facilities, including seven grass and two artificial pitches, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. The dedicated football coaches are supported by strength and conditioning experts, physiotherapists, and sports scientists, while several players have the opportunity to combine their studies with high performance football through a scholarship programme.