Rookie goalkeeper Ferguson resumes as Bolan heads back to Airdrie
Airdrie will have teenager Rohan Ferguson in goal for a second game running when Forfar visit as Neil Parry completes his two-match ban.
David Ferguson, on loan from Motherwell, Kieran MacDonald, who has joined from East Fife, and ex-Livingston midfielder Hugo Faria are included for the first time, but David van Zanten is out with a knee injury and David Cox is suspended.
Diamonds boss Eddie Wolecki Black, who replaced Gary Bollan last month when he became the manager at Forfar, said: "The game is not about one manage versus another. It is all about getting the three points."
Forfar have signed former Hamilton striker Andy Ryan and he will make his debut, but injuries have ruled out Michael Dunlop (knee), Bryan Hodge (hamstring) and Chris Templeman (calf).
Bollan said: "I'm treating this as I would any other game. I had my time at Airdrie but have moved on and so have they. All anyone will be concentrating on is getting the three points.
"We want the win that will kick-start our season and give us confidence for the rest of the campaign.
"Confidence is a bit low as we have not won in a while but one win will change that."