Linton doubt for Sons
Dumbarton defender Scott Linton is a major doubt to face his former club Cowdenbeath.
Linton picked up a hamstring injury when the Sons exited the Scottish Cup 1-0 at Aberdeen last weekend.
But Scott Agnew, Mitch Megginson and Colin Nish, who also sustained knocks at Pittodrie, are expected to be fit with manager Ian Murray also able to call on fit-again Mark McLaughlin and Chris Turner.
Murray said: "We picked up plenty of positives from last weekend and the players showed what they are capable of.
"If they hit that level again we can win this game, however if our standards drop we will lose."
Cowdenbeath's top goalscorer Kane Hemmings will miss out as he has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury but the Blue Brazil welcome back Jon Robertson from a ban.
Manager Jimmy Nicholl said: "We face two very difficult games away from home in a row at Dumbarton and Queen of the South at a crucial stage of the season but we just have to face the challenge head on.
"We were unlucky to lose at Livingston in our last away game and have been good on the road for the past couple of months so we can go into these games with no fear."