Doonhamers missing McShane
Second Division leaders Queen of the South host second placed Alloa with the are again without Ian McShane, who has a hip injury, with Willie Gibson remaining absent due to an ankle problem .
Attacking midfielder Daniel Orsi also drops out of player/manager Allan Johnston's pool as he has joined Annan Athletic on loan for a month.
Despite the potential to increase their lead to 19 points Palmerston, manager Johnston is refusing to get carried away.
He said: "This game is worth the same three points as any other game so we will not be changing anything around for it.
"Alloa are the only team to beat us in the league this season but this is not a case of revenge.
"The players responded well to that defeat by going out and winning the next seven games."
Alloa will be without full back Michael Doyle due to a groin injury
Ross McCord has dropped out the Wasps' squad to join Montrose on loan with manager Paul Hartley asking his men to repeat December's 1-0 success.
Hartley said: "Queen of the South are a very good team and are deserved leaders of the Division. We gave them a terrific game at our place when we managed to get a 1-0 win and it would be great if we were able to do that again.
"We played really well to achieve that success and will need to play like that again to pick up the three points."