Hunter set to feature for Ayr
Ayr are set to include Adam Hunter against visitors Forfar after player-manager Mark Roberts requested an appeal to be heard into his sending-off against Airdrie on Saturday.
Kyle McAusland, who was also dismissed in that game, will miss out through suspension as does Michael Moffat who serves the last game of his four-match suspension for breaching betting rules.
Alan Lithgow and Brian Gilmour are available after bans and Gordon Pope should feature following illness.
Roberts said: "This is a huge game for both sides. We want to open up a gap on the teams chasing a play-off place and Forfar want to get back into the hunt."
Forfar, who lost 4-1 to Stenhousemuir on Saturday, will be without Odmar Faero who is away on international duty with the Faroe Islands, but Martyn Fotheringham is available again after illness with skipper Mark McCulloch remaining out.
Manager Dick Campbell said: "We are a much better side than Saturday's game would indicate. We started and finished the game badly and paid a heavy price as we are now seven points off the play-offs.
"Winning this game would get us right back into things but we know that it will be hard as Ayr are looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat of their own."