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Garcia Rey misses Blue Brazil opener
Cowdenbeath's new Spanish signing Ruben Garcia Rey will miss the Blue Brazil's opening-day clash with neighbours Dunfermline.
Garcia Rey is sidelined with a knee injury he picked up last weekend at Montrose, while striker Liam Cusack remains sidelined with a similar problem.
Player/manager Colin Cameron is waiting on the fitness of defenders David Cowan and Kenny Adamson, but Lewis Coult, Jamie Stevenson and Marc McKenzie all returned to training on Thursday evening and are expected to be included in the squad.
Cameron said: "This is a really tough opening game, but we are good to go. There will be a decent crowd, a good atmosphere and we really want to get our First Division campaign off with a decent performance."
Dunfermline strikers Ryan Wallace and Joe Cardle will be given until the last minute to prove their fitness.
Both players are suffering from thigh strains, but have responded well to treatment and could make the game.
Jordan McMillan, who was ill earlier in the week, returned to training on Friday and could be available, but Alex Whittle has been ruled out due to a groin injury and Ivan D'Angelo (ankle) is unavailable.
New signings Craig Dargo and Stephen Jordan are both included in the squad.
Pars assistant boss Gerry McCabe said: "We went to Cowdenbeath two years ago at the start of the season and won. That started the ball rolling towards the title and hopefully we can do that again."
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