Ayr V Arbroath at Somerset Park : Match Preview

21 March 2014 03:01
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Kyle sits it out for Honest Men

Ayr will be without Kevin Kyle against bottom club Arbroath.

The former Scotland international striker is due to become a father at the weekend so he is not included in player/manager Mark Roberts' plans. Neither is Robbie Crawford who is absent with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Roberts has praised the impact Michael Moffat has made since he returned from his four-game ban for breaching betting rules.

Moffat has hit doubles as the Honest Men won 5-0 over Stranraer and East Fife, with Roberts saying: "Michael has helped get our play-off campaign on a more solid footing.

"We will need him to be on form again as Arbroath are a good footballing side that are battling for everything."

Arbroath have centre-back Alex Keddie available after a ban and he looks set to take the place of Ricky Little who starts a two-game suspension.

Elsewhere for the strugglers, Connor Birse remains out with a knee injury.

Arbroath player/manager Paul Sheerin is wary of Moffat, as he explained: "He has been a thorn in our side in recent games so we have to keep him quiet.

"Hopefully we can get the win that keeps things really tight at the bottom."

Source: PA

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