Swankie back for Loons
Forfar welcome back Gavin Swankie from a one-match suspension as they host First Division Dunfermline at Station Park for the second time this season.
Missing for the Loons will be Odmar Faero and Mick Dunlop with knee injuries as well as Stephen Tulloch (pelvis) and Martyn Fotheringham (ankle), with long-term absentees Derek Soutar and Keith Gibson also absent.
Manager Dick Campbell said: "We are underdogs and that is understandable as whilst Dunfermline have had their problems they are still a huge club.
"We did get the better of them in a Ramsdens Cup tie at the start of the season but that has no bearing on this game. We have to keep the score tight and look to make Dunfermline nervous and unsettled on their own patch on Saturday."
Dunfermline have been dealt a blow with the news defender Callum Morris has been ruled out with a hamstring problem which has ended his season.
Team-mate Ryan Wallace injured a shoulder in training but manager Jim Jefferies is confident he will be fit enough.
The Pars slipped into the play-offs when they lost 2-1 to Airdrie at the weekend but Jefferies is keen for them to repeat that performance - if not the result - at Forfar.
He said: "The boys played well on Saturday, with the exception of taking their chances. They created loads of them but failed to take them.
"If we create but are more ruthless we can get a good result against a decent and experienced Forfar side."