Airdrieonians V Dunfermline at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

22 April 2016 03:34
Airdrieonians V Dunfermline - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Jordan Thompson misses Dunfermline clash

Airdrie will be without Jordan Thompson when they host Dunfermline.

Thompson has an ankle injury while Jacob Esporito is also a doubt.

Temporary Diamonds manager Danny Lennon said: "Dunfermline will be looking to hit back after losing to Stranraer last weekend so we need to be on our guard.

"They have tinkered with their team in the last couple of games but could well go back to more familiar lines for this game.

"Our play-off chances are thin, however they will still exist if we win and Stranraer lose. That is enough for us to give it everything."

Pars manager Allan Johnston has delayed selecting his side after a number of players missed training due to illness.

Callum Fordyce continues to be out with a broken leg.

Johnston is looking for his men to defend better than they did when they lost their unbeaten away run at Stair Park.

Johnston said: "We lost bad goals particularly from set-pieces and I could make changes to help with that but I will to see what the illness situation is before doing so.

"The artificial surface at Airdrie usually helps our game as we can pass the ball about well and hopefully that will be the case again."

Source: PAR