East Fife V Forfar at Bayview Stadium - Match Preview

Fifers look to leapfrog Loons

East Fife will again be without Gareth Wardlaw as they go looking for the win that will take them above fifth-placed visitors Forfar in the Second Division table.

Striker Wardlaw continues to struggle with a knee injury although Darren Smith could return after a toe problem as manager Billy Brown asks his men for better after their 3-1 defeat against Stranraer last Saturday.

Brown said: "We played poorly at Stair Park and fair play to Stranraer as they deserved their win. I am looking for us to get back on the rails by playing as we can and beating Forfar.

"A victory would lift us above them in the chase for a play-off place but I am sure they have worked that one out as well and will be very determined to stop that happening."

Forfar will be missing Odmar Faeroe as the central defender is on international duty with the Faroe Islands in Thailand.

Also missing for the Loons will be the on-loan Dundee United duo of Willie Robertson, who is suspended, and Dale Hilson, who has picked up an ankle knock.

Manager Dick Campbell is looking for his men to build on a spirited display against Falkirk in the Scottish Cup last weekend. He said: "We ran Falkirk really close before losing out in the last 15 minutes and going down 4-1.

"We will take heart from that and look to play well again as East Fife will see this as a great opportunity to get level with us and start a bid for the play-offs."

Source: PA

Source: PA