Airdrie Utd V Morton at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

08 February 2013 02:31
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Airdrie duo return

Airdrie can welcome back David Lilley and Sean Lynch to their squad after injuries when they host leaders Morton.

The Diamonds have also added midfielder Steven Hetherington on loan from Motherwell.

But Alan Cook (ankle) and Gavin Griffin (calf) are out while loanee Ross Davidson has gone back to Kilmarnock and Scott Sally has left the club by mutual consent.

Boss Jimmy Boyle said: "This will be a tough, tough game for us as Morton are a very strong side but we will give it all that we can.

"We have not won in a while and it is even longer since we won at home. This would be a great time to do that."

Morton have put 19-year-old defender Thomas O'Ware on stand-by.

O'Ware looks set to be called on as Mark McLaughlin is struggling with a groin injury and Craig Reid has a knee problem.

Steven Stirling is not yet ready to return following his leg break, butr Archie Campbell has trained this week following a pelvic problem and could feature.

The Cappielow side are looking to bounce back after a 5-1 Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Dundee.

Manager Allan Moore said: "We were poor defensively last week as Mark was out and Craig picked up a knock quite early.

"No matter who plays we need to be a lot tighter against an Airdrie side who are always tough opponents."

Source: PA

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