Lions start life without Evans
Livingston will have youth coach Richie Burke in charge of first-team affairs against bottom club Airdrie following the surprise sacking of Gareth Evans and the subsequent resignation of director of football John Collins on Thursday.
Burke will have to pick a side that is without long-term absentee Keaghan Jacobs (knee) as well as Ross Docherty, who has a groin problem.
However Marc McNulty has been passed fit to start after a substitute appearance last week following his hamstring injury.
The Lions go into the clash in fourth place in the First Division table.
Struggling Airdrie welcome back Marc Warren and Ricki Lamie from suspension as they look to repeat the 2-0 success they enjoyed at Livingston in August.
The Diamonds will be without David Lilley (hamstring) and Alan Cook (ankle), with Sean Lynch struggling to make it due to a toe injury.
However manager Jimmy Boyle is upbeat, he said: "Having Marc and Warren back stiffens up our defence which is always very welcome.
"I want our players to play as well as they did against Partick Thistle last week where we gave everything to the game but lost out only to a bit of a wonder goal.
"If we put in that same level of performance we can defeat Livingston again."