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Ayr V Stenhousemuir at Somerset Park : Match Preview

28 Mar 2014 15:01:00

Ayr V Stenhousemuir at Somerset Park : Match Preview

Ayr V Stenhousemuir - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Donald missing for Ayr

Ayr will be without Michael Donald through suspension for the visit of Stenhousemuir in a game that could prove pivotal in both club's search for a play-off place.


Robbie Crawford is also out with a hamstring injury but Kevin Kyle will return after missing last week's win over Arbroath as his wife was giving birth.


Somerset Park player-manager Mark Roberts said: "We are in good form and that has led to increased confidence. We are going into games now looking to win and that is a big turnaround to earlier this month.


"I would see this game as a must-win for Stenhousemuir and we will prepare accordingly."


Stenhousemuir, who sit seven points behind their hosts, look set to be without midfielder Bryan Hodge who is suffering from a back injury.


Eddie Malone and Darren Smith are also injury doubts with manager Scott Booth giving them until just before kick-off to prove their fitness.


Booth said: "The first goal in this game will be crucial. The team that scores it will settle down and grow in confidence whereas the team that goes behind will feel a lot of pressure to chase an equaliser.


"We know that a win would get us right back into things in the play-off chase and we will be looking to get one."



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