Paul Hegarty was in no mood to mince his words after Montrose’s away woes continued at Forthbank.
The Gable Endies boss told his players that their performance was unacceptable and “they have got to question themselves”.
It was an all too familiar tale for Montrose on their travels this season where they have yet to record a win despite an impressive 100% record at Links Park.
They had chances to win the game and none better than in the 48th minute when Stirling defender Ross McGeachie received a straight red card for impeding Gary Fraser inside the box.
Referee Gavin Ross pointed to the spot but midfielder Ross McCord’s low strike was brilliantly saved by Binos goalkeeper Chris Smith.
For Montrose this proved a sign of things to come and it did get worse in the 69th minute when Albion captain Ross McMillan headed home Ross Forsyth’s cross.
Hegarty is now looking for his men , who slipped from third to fifth in the table, to get back on track when they play host to East Stirling this weekend.
“We know we can play a lot, lot better and I have told them in no uncertain terms that won’t be acceptable, “ he said.
“I am not so sure about our players today and they have got to question themselves. I want answers on Tuesday.”