Alloa V Airdrieonians at Recreation Park : Match Preview

30 September 2016 05:34
Alloa V Airdrieonians - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Alloa pair Jim Goodwin and Steven Hetherington absent for Airdrie game

Alloa will be without suspended skipper Jim Goodwin against Airdrie, with Steven Hetherington also missing with a groin injury.

Andy Graham is a major doubt after being ill during the week.

Manager Jack Ross has forgiven his players for their late lapse at Stenhousemuir last weekend, when they threw away a two-goal lead to concede a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

Ross said: "We were 15 seconds away from winning the game when we lost an equaliser. Our terrific performance at Celtic in the midweek before looked to have cost us so I have accepted what happened and have moved on.

"Our opponents will be looking to bounce back after losing a derby match last weekend so this will be tough."

Airdrie miss striker Iain Russell for a second time this season due to suspension, however Andy Ryan is over a knee injury and will feature against the Wasps.

Head coach Kevin McBride said: "We are going up against a strong side in terms of ability and physicality and we need to match that. We went down 2-0 to Albion Rovers last Saturday and one factor in that was losing a really bad goal after just two minutes.

"We are a young side and mistakes happen due to inexperience but hopefully we can show what we have learned by putting on a good performance and getting a good result at Alloa."

Source: PAR