Dunfermline V Peterhead at East End Park : Match Preview

29 April 2016 05:34
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Lewis Martin sits out Dunfermline's final game of the season

Ladbrokes League One champions Dunfermline will miss Lewis Martin for their title party against Peterhead at East End Park.

The defender has a groin injury and will join Callum Fordyce (broken leg) on the sidelines.

Forward Michael Paton is a doubt but Joe Cardle and Faissal El Bakhtaoui could return.

Manager Allan Johnston said: "We will have a huge crowd to support us and we want to end the season on a high after a couple of disappointing results. Peterhead are a good side and a side who have given us problems all season so it would be good to round things off with a first win over them."

The Blue Toon, who have secured their play-off place, will be without Rory McAllister after he was sent off against Ayr last weekend.

The striker, who was dismissed minutes after missing a penalty, begins a two-game ban and joins defenders Ally Gilchrist and Scott Ross (both groin) on the sidelines.

Manager Jim McInally said: "We have become a team who are losing goals too easily recently and whilst injuries have been a factor we cannot continue like that.

"Dunfermline have had two disappointing results recently and have been trying a few players out but I am expecting us to face a full strength side as they look to end their season in style. We need a good performance to get increased confidence for the play-offs."

Source: PAR