Ayr V Brechin at Somerset Park : Match Preview

04 March 2013 03:01
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Same again for Ayr

Ayr are unchanged for the clash with Brechin as the Honest Men look to build on a 4-1 win over Arbroath in which Michael Moffat grabbed all four goals.

They are again without Kyle McAusland (hand), Martyn Campbell (knee), Chris Smith (heel) and Michael McGowan (hand), but spirits are high at Somerset Park.

Player-manager Mark Roberts said: "We could not be facing Brechin after a better result.

"It looked like losing to Stenhousemuir last week was going to hurt us but we have given ourselves another chance to get into the play-offs.

"We lost to Brechin a fortnight ago when they scored quite a fortunate goal, so beating them in this game would be a nice way to make up for it."

Brechin head without Gary Fusco who is suspended after being dismissed in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Stenhousemuir.

Craig Molloy is also out due to a knee injury, with Glebe Park manager Ray McKinnon unable to finalise his plans as he has a number of players receiving treatment after their clash at Ochilview.

Derek Carcary is causing the biggest concern with to a hamstring problem.

McKinnon said: "Ayr will come out flying after a great win at the weekend and it goes without saying that Michael Moffat will need careful watching.

"Defensively we were disappointing at the weekend and I'm looking for an improvement at Somerset Park. We have a really tough run of games coming up and have to keep winning to secure a play-off spot."

Source: PA