McInally warns Peterhead are in no mood to surrender in race for the title
Peterhead will be without Jamie Redman, Ally Gilchrist and Scott Ross for their home game against bottom club Cowdenbeath.
Redman is suspended, while Gilchrist and Ross are both struggling with groin injuries, but Jamie Stevenson has been passed fit.
Manager Jim McInally said: "Dunfermline supporters will be hoping that Cowdenbeath do them a favour and beat us, however we are not in the mood to surrender anything.
"We want to draw things out as long as possible and beating a Cowdenbeath side that performed very well against Dunfermline last weekend does that."
Blue Brazil defender Kenny Adamson is back from suspension but doubtful due to a knock, while Craig Johnston, Kieran Gibbons and Chris Kane will also be monitored.
Jamie Sneddon (thigh), Fraser Kerr (hand) and Kyle Miller (foot) are out.
Manager Colin Nish said: "Last weekend was sore as we played really well against a Dunfermline side that are top of the table, only to lose to a deflected free-kick that was not a free-kick in my opinion.
"We face a tough game at Peterhead, but if we play to the same level that we played at last weekend then we can take something from the game."