Arbroath V Annan Athletic at Gayfield Park : Match Preview

02 October 2015 02:01
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Absentees for Arbroath and Annan ahead of Gayfield Park meeting

Arbroath will be without Jamie Reid, Kane Hester and Kieran McWalter for the visit of Annan.

Reid and Hester, who were both used off the bench in the 4-0 win over East Stirling, have ankle injuries while illness has laid McWalter low.

Manager Todd Lumsden, looking for a fourth successive win, said: "We played well last weekned. Now we have to show that we can hit that level of performance against a strong Annan side that have done well all season.

"If we can play with the same energy as we displayed at the Shire then I am confident that we can get the win."

Annan are missing midfielder Stuart McColm, who has a heel injury, and Steven Sloan (work commitments), but Bryan Gilfillan has received from a head knock and should return.

Galabank manager Jim Chapman, who come in off a 1-1 draw at Elgin, said: "It was a sore way to drop two points last weekend as they scored right at the death. We have to learn to kill teams off and it is unfortunate that a good performance was not fully rewarded.

"In this league momentum is key and Arbroath are building some so it would be good to slow their run of wins down."

Source: PAR