Alloa V Forfar at Recreation Park : Match Preview

12 April 2013 03:31
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Alloa aim to consolidate second spot

Boss Paul Hartley has a fully-fit squad to choose from as Alloa look to move ever closer to securing second place in the Second Division by seeing off visitors Forfar.

Alloa, who cannot now catch champions Queen of the South, hold a 10-point advantage over fourth-placed Forfar in the standings.

Hartley said: "We visited Ayr last weekend and put in a very good disciplined performance to come back with a 2-0 win. I reckon we are hitting form at the right time to have a good end to the season.

"I watched Forfar in midweek and they won well at Brechin so I know we will have to put in another good performance to win.

"Forfar looked like a side who are more than happy to attack teams to get the wins they need to get into the play-offs so this should be a cracking game."

Forfar head to Alloa looking for a fourth successive victory but they are likely to be without Stephen Tulloch and Martyn Fotheringham.

Tulloch is struggling with a pelvic injury while Fotheringham is a major doubt with an ankle problem, with Mick Dunlop (knee) still on the sidelines.

Odmar Faero should make his comeback after shaking off a head injury, with Ross Campbell and Jordan Brown also set to return to the starting line-up after injury.

Loons boss Dick Campbell said: "We are playing well just now and hopefully that will lead to a win against Alloa. Our first-half display against Brechin in midweek was tremendous and one of the best I have seen from Forfar.

"Alloa have beaten us three times this season by one goal so we are very keen to get the three points this time."

Source: PA