Airdrieonians V Forfar at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

18 October 2013 02:01
Airdrieonians V Forfar - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

O'Neill banned for Aidrie

Airdrie will be missing Chris O'Neill for the home game with Forfar.

O'Neill is suspended after he was dismissed against Arbroath last weekend.

Jim Lister, who was absent at Gayfield as his daughter was born earlier in the day, is available.

But an ankle injury keeps Nathan Blockley out with John Boyle remaining unavailable following knee surgery and David Sinclair facing a fitness test.

Manager Jimmy Boyle said: "We need to be a better team going forward. I am looking for us to take the game to teams more.

"If we can do that against Forfar then we can win."

Former Dundee winger Jamie McCluskey is in line for a start for Forfae as a trialist as manager Dick Campbell makes changes following last Saturday's 2-1 defeat from Stranraer.

A groin injury keeps skipper Stuart Malcolm absent with Derek Soutar (shoulder) and Keith Gibson (knee) both ruled out as well.

Campbell said: "Last week's performance was really disappointing and what made it worse is that it came just a week after a terrific display when we beat Dunfermline 4-0. I will make changes until we get the consistency that we need.

"Airdrie always make it tough but I am looking for much better from my side."

Source: PA