Annan Athletic V East Fife at Galabank Stadium : Match Preview

15 January 2016 04:34
Annan Athletic V East Fife - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Galabankies get back to league business against East Fife

Annan get back to league business after knocking Ladbrokes Premiership side Hamilton out of the Scottish Cup when they host East Fife at Galabank.

Steven Swinglehurst is out with a knee injury and Bryan Gilfillan will be absent due to a calf problem. Stuart McColm is doubtful due to a knock but Jordan Morton has been brought in on loan from Airdrie and should deputise.

Midfielder Matty Flynn will miss the game through suspension.

Manager Jim Chapman said: "We have to look to build on our terrific win last week by beating East Fife. This will be a really competitive game and we have to go about things in the same manner as we did against Hamilton."

The Fifers are again without Kevin Smith who has an ankle injury. Craig Murray could also miss their trip to Annan after picking up an injury in training.

Player-manager Gary Naysmith said: "Full marks to Annan for flying the flag so well for League Two football last weekend. We will say congratulations and then look to defeat them.

"We managed to beat Berwick last Saturday because we dug in at the back to ensure we would not lose a goal and then showed a bit of creativity at the other end.

"We will need those qualities again if we are to win at Annan and pull ourselves right into the play-off race."

Source: PAR