Airdrie Utd V Cowdenbeath at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

31 December 2012 03:01
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United missing trio

Airdrie United will again be without the injured trio of Gavin Griffin, Cameron MacDonald and Jack Boyle as they look to build on Saturday's battling 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle by seeing off visitors Cowdenbeath.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle had wielded the axe following a 3-0 capitulation to Hamilton on Boxing Day and the youngsters he brought in look set to keep their place against the Blue Brazil.

Boyle said: "It was good that we played well against Thistle and hopefully we can push forward on that.

"The togetherness shown by the players was really important but we know that Cowdenbeath can be a very difficult team to play against.

"A win would give us a very nice platform to look for safety in 2013."

Cowdenbeath have defender Kenny Adamson available after a ban but Greg Stewart and Liam Cusack remain out through ankle and knee injuries respectively.

The Central Park side have not won a league game since they defeated the Diamonds 3-0 nearly four months ago, however a repeat of that success would give them a five point cushion in the race to avoid relegation concerns.

Player/manager Colin Cameron said: "Neither side has won recently so we will both be trying to change that.

"They will see this game as a great opportunity to get above us but our players dug in well to get a point at Raith on Saturday and we will need that approach again."

Source: PA