The Loons are looking good going into 2014

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Forfar Athletic boss Dick Campbell has received a boost after Dale Hilson agreed to extend his stay at Station Park to the end of the season.

All connected with the Loons were delighted with the news.

Once again Hilson has proved to be an integral part to the Forfar Athletic line-up over the course of the season so far.

However, due to the sheer amount of talent on the books at Dundee United at the moment Hilson had dropped down the pecking order at Tannadice. This is Forfar Athletic’s gain as the club prepares for some big games over the course of the next few weeks.

The manager received a further boost as Jamie McCluskey, who joined the Loons in late October on a short term deal, has now agreed terms to extend his contract until the end of the current campaign.

Meanwhile, defender Michael Dunlop has been allowed to stay at Berwick Rangers on loan where he is a regular in Ian Little’s side.

Bryan Deasley, whose contract with the club expired on January 2, has been released. He goes with the best wishes of all at Station Park and has now signed for Montrose where he had spent the first half of the season on loan.

Finally, Keith Gibson’s temporary transfer to Tayport Juniors has been extended until the end of January as he continues to battle back to full match fitness.

This Saturday, Forfar Athletic will welcome Stenhousemuir to Station Park for their first home game of the year.

It will be The Warriors’ second visit of the season and third time the clubs have met so far.

When they first met for the 2013/14 season back at the end of August at Station Park it was the visitors who took the three points away with them after a 2-1 win.

When Forfar paid a return visit in October to Ochilview they shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw.

A win for the Loons could see them on equal points with Stenhousemuir who are just above them in the table with 25 points to Forfar Athletic’s 22.

While Forfar are going in on a high after their 5-1 win over Brechin City Stenhousemuir have only won once in their last five games - a 1-0 victory over Brechin.