Partick V Cowdenbeath at Firhill Stadium : Match Preview

21 September 2012 04:31
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Doolan back in the hunt Partick have been boosted by the return of striker Kris Doolan as they put their perfect Irn-Bru First Division record on the line against visitors Cowdenbeath. Doolan has recovered from a thigh problem, but on-loan Ross County forward Steven Craig drops out due to the knock he sustained in last Saturday's win over Livingston and joins Ryan Scully, Sean Welsh and David Rowson on the sidelines. Manager Jackie McNamara said: "We cannot let our guard down against Cowdenbeath as their manager Colin Cameron will have them very well organised and ready to take advantage if we don't play like we can. "We struggled against them in the First Division a couple of years ago and I don't want a repeat of that." Cowdenbeath striker Lewis Coult misses out due to an ankle injury he picked up against Morton last weekend. The Blue Brazil will also be without skipper Joe Mbu, who has a broken toe and Greg Stewart, who has an ankle problem. Pablo Navas is doubtful due to a knee injury, but David Cowan, Ruben Garcia Rey and Mark Ramsay could all feature. Central Park manager Colin Cameron said: "We're facing a side that has a perfect record in the league and is full of confidence just now, but we'll give it a real go. "They're benefitting from playing on a great surface this season, but we cannot stand back and let them pass the ball about."

Source: PA