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Forfar Athletic have had a busy week and it’s only set to continue as they work through five huge fixtures in two weeks, writes Sarah McLean.

On Tuesday night their six-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 6-1 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox. Nicky Clark scored four goals for the home side as Rangers clinched their 19th win in a row. Gavin Swankie netted Forfar’s goal.

On Saturday, the Loons brought a point home with them from Dunfermline Athletic but it was taken with disappointment after the equalising goal came four minutes into stoppage time.

Dick Campbell’s men had another big night last night (Tuesday,) with their Scottish Cup fourth round replay against Brechin City at Station Park.

Arbroath’s run of bad results continued on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at home to Stranraer.

But they have been given a boost as they signed forward Steven Doris on loan from Dundee until January 26.

The 25-year-old previously spent four seasons at Arbroath and was a prolific scorer for the Gayfield side before moving to Dens Park in the summer.

And he was quick to make his mark on his return by scoring Arbroath’s only goal of the game on Saturday.

Brechin City were disappointed when their game against Airdrieonians at Glebe Park was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The game has now been rearranged for Tuesday December 17, with kick-off at 7.45 p.m.

This Saturday there is derby action in Angus as Arbroath travel to Forfar for their second meeting of the season. The Lichties will be determined for a win after their string of bad results while the Loons will want to get back to their previous momentum to continue to climb the table.

In League Two, Montrose got back to their winning form with a 1-0 win over Queen’s Park with the only goal of the game coming courtesy of Scott Johnston in the 51st minute.

The game was played at the Excelsior Stadium, Queen’s Park’s temporary home until after the Commonwealth Games.

This Saturday, Montrose are at home to Clyde.