Dunfermline V Stranraer at East End Park : Match Preview
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Page missing for Dunfermline
Dunfermline will be without Jonathan Page through suspension as they look to bounce back from their 2-1 midweek defeat to Stranraer in the second leg.
Andy Geggan, who ended up in hospital after the game due to a blow to his back that may have caused kidney damage, is a major doubt. Josh Falkingham picked up a knock but is expected to be available but Jordan Moore (illness), Ryan Wallace (groin) and Lawrence Shankland (groin) all remain sidelined.
Manager Jim Jefferies said: "We are behind in the tie but we know what we have to do to get through. I am confident that we have the players to do that."
Stranraer miss Ryan Borris, who is banned, while David MacGregor is ready to step in for a second game running if skipper Frank McKeown fails to shake off a calf injury.
Manager Stephen Aitken is hoping his side can see out what he believes will be a swash-buckling opening from the Pars.
Aitken said: "They will be backed by a huge crowd and will be looking to level the scores as soon as possible so we will be facing a storm in the opening stages. We will have to see that out and then look to impose ourselves. We have the players that can nick a goal if we get a chance."
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