Livingston without pair
Livingston have ruled out Mike Mampuya with a knee injury and Ross Docherty who has a groin problem for the visit of in-form Alloa.
Midfielder Martin Scott is struggling with a thigh complaint and will also miss out.
"I watched Alloa last weekend against Falkirk and I was impressed," with manager John McGlynn said. "They are a side that are very well organised and can create chances who are establishing themselves firmly in this division.
"At present they are six points ahead of us and I want that to change. I want us to show a ruthless side to our game and get the points that will half the difference."
Alloa welcome back defender James Creaney for their trip to the Energy Assets Arena after he recovered from the ankle injury he picked up last month.
Manager Paul Hartley has injury worries that he is keeping under wraps.
"I have two players who have been carrying niggling injuries and they have flared up this week," he said. "They are big players and their absence would be a loss but hopefully we can get them on the pitch.
"Livingston have improved under John McGlynn but that is no surprise as he is a very good manager. There is nothing between the sides but hopefully we can squeeze out the win."