Airdrie Utd V Livingston at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

26 April 2013 04:01
Airdrie Utd V Livingston - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Seven out for Airdrie

Already-relegated Airdrie are missing seven players for the visit of Livingston after on-loan Celtic goalkeeper Robbie Thomson was ruled out with a hand injury and Sean Lynch joined him on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

John Boyle (knee), David Lilley (groin), Jordan Kirkpatrick (knee), Nathan Blockley (ankle) and Gavin Griffin (ankle) were already missing for the Diamonds.

On the plus side, Ricki Lamie is available after a one-match suspension.

Manager Jimmy Boyle said: "We will have one of the youngest sides in the club's history but they are the future of this club so hopefully they will get a good reception.

"We have not won at home since the opening game of the season and it goes without saying that winning the last game would be a bonus for everyone."

Third-placed Livingston welcome back Burton O'Brien to their midfield following a groin injury as the Lions look for a first win in five games.

Manager Richie Burke is missing Ross Docherty through suspension, as well as the injured Stefan Scougall (hamstring), Marc McNulty (hamstring), Ross Gray (groin), Kyle (ankle) and Keaghan Jacobs (knee).

Burke said: "It is good to have Burton available again as overall we will be going out again with a really young side due to the number of injuries that we have.

"The youngsters will need to play well to get the win as Airdrie will want to end a disappointing season on a high.

"They have nothing to play for and that could well make them very dangerous opponents indeed."

Source: PA