Same again for Pars as Boyle nears return for Ayr
League One leaders Dunfermline look ,like having an unchanged squad for the visit of Ayr.
Lewis Martin is not yet ready to return after illness and while Ryan Williamson has resumed training after his double leg break he will not be considered for selection against the Honest Men. Callum Fordyce continues to be out for the long term with his broken leg.
Pars manager Allan Johnston, whose team are eight points clear at the summit, said: "Ayr came here and won earlier in the season and that is warning enough for us.
"They were flying at the time and whilst results have slowed down they still have good players, especially in forward areas.
"If we play like we did at Stenhousemuir last weekend I will be pleased."
Ayr could have Paddy Boyle in their line-up after he took part in full training this week for the first time in two months following a knee injury. However, Ross Docherty remains out with an ankle problem.
United manager Ian McCall is looking for a return to the form that secured the three points in Fife back in September.
He said: "We played very well that day and deserved our win. It would be terrific to put in that level of performance again.
"After falling further behind Dunfermline when we lost to Peterhead last weekend it would be terrific to get things going again for us with a win."