Dumbarton V Raith at Strathclyde Homes Stadium : Match Preview

08 April 2013 05:01
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Prunty set for Dumbarton start

Dumbarton striker Bryan Prunty looks set to lead the line against Raith at the Bet Butler Stadium after only being used as a substitute in the 3-0 defeat by Livingston on Saturday.

Paul McGinn (hamstring), Nicky Phinn (calf) and Robbie Winters (back) all miss out but back up goalkeeper Jamie Ewings is available after illness and on-loan Scott Smith could return after an ankle problem.

Manager Ian Murray said: "We have had a heavy schedule of games recently and Bryan was not fully used at the weekend but he will be more involved against Raith Rovers. A couple of wins could make this a fantastic season for us by staying in the First Division.

"It would be great to get the first of them by repeating the win we had over Raith a fortnight ago."

Raith are missing both defender Dougie Hill, who has an ankle injury, and striker Pat Clarke, who has a groin problem.

Player/manager Grant Murray said: "We have beaten Morton and then drawn with Partick Thistle thanks to two really hardworking performances at Stark's Park. Hopefully a third performance like that in a row will get us the win at Dumbarton.

"We were two up in the game there two weeks ago and then lost 4-2 as we played the game in too open a fashion. That should not have happened and hopefully we can make up for it this time."

Source: PA