Livingston V Cowdenbeath at The Braidwood Motor Company Stadium : Match Preview

28 February 2014 03:31
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Skipper boost for Lions

Livingston have captain Simon Mensing available to face relegation rivals Cowdenbeath after he served a one-game ban in last Friday night's 2-0 defeat to Hamilton.

Andrew Barrowman should be available after a toe injury however player/assistant manager Mark Burchill continues to be absent with an ankle problem.

Boss John McGlynn said: "Our performance against Hamilton was very flat but we will move on from it. Hamilton deserved to win but we know we can play a lot better and I am sure we will.

"We will need to as Cowdenbeath had a terrific result last weekend when they beat Dundee and they are opponents that I really respect."

The Blue Brazil, who would close to within one point of their hosts with a win, will be without top goalscorer Kane Hemmings, who has a hamstring injury.

Kenny Adamson is suspended and Lewis Milne is facing a fitness test.

Manager Jimmy Nicholl said: "The last time we played Livingston we were two goals up with quarter of an hour to play and lost 3-2. I believe we have improved a lot since then and if we get ahead in this one then we can stay ahead.

"The players were fantastic against Dundee last weekend and all I can ask them to do is to repeat that performance."

Source: PA