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Dunfermline V Cowdenbeath at East End Park : Match Preview

17 May 2014 11:01:00

Dunfermline V Cowdenbeath at East End Park : Match Preview

Dunfermline V Cowdenbeath - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Pars set to be without Shankland

Striker Lawrence Shankland, who has been out for six weeks with a groin injury, looks set to miss out against for Dunfermline when they face Fife neighbours Cowdenbeath for a place in the Championship with the tie in the balance at 1-1.


Fellow striker Jordan Moore remains absent as he continues his battle against skin cancer while Ryan Wallace is also out as he continues to struggle following a groin operation.


Manager Jim Jefferies said: "It is all to play for and if we play like we can we can win. Cowdenbeath are a very well organised side with good players in their ranks so we have to play well."


An ankle injury continues to keep Cowdenbeath midfielder Sammy Stewart out however manager Jimmy Nicholl has everyone else in his squad available for selection.


Nicholl is looking for his side to up their performance.


"We never got our passing game going in the first leg and were glad with the 1-1 draw," he explained. "We need to pass the ball a lot better than we did as we rushed everything and hit the ball long. I am sure the occasion got to the players but hopefully they are over that now.


"If we show the composure we have in our play then we can do well at Dunfermline."



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