Arbroath V East Fife at Gayfield Park : Match Preview

06 November 2015 05:01
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Ramsay and Ryan could both miss Arbroath's clash with East Fife

Arbroath are sweating on the fitness of Darren Ramsay and Andy Ryan for Saturday's visit of East Fife.

The pair are both carrying knocks and could miss the clash with The Fifers - who currently sit third in League Two.

Jamie Reid and Kane Hester are definitely out with ankle injuries as manager Todd Lumsden looks to move on quickly from last weekend's 2-0 defeat from Elgin.

"We could argue that both the Elgin goals were offside however we have to hold our hands up and admit that we should have closed the situations down before that," he said.

"We also did not play as well as we could. The last time we beat East Fife it kick-started a good run and hopefully it will do so again."

The visitors welcome back on-loan Partick Thistle midfielder Jordan Leyden, who was ineligible to play in the 1-0 Scottish Cup replay defeat to Stirling in midweek as he was not signed in time for the first meeting.

Both Stevie Campbell and Pat Slattery have been passed fit enough to start but Kevin Smith is doubtful while Ross Brown (groin) is out and Allan Walker remains unavailable as player/manager Gary Naysmith targets goals at Gayfield Park.

"In our last three games we have failed to score but we have deserved a few goals. We are creating chances but not taking them and it is frustrating. Hopefully we can put that right against Arbroath," he said.

Source: PAR