Doonhamers target crucial opener
Queen of the South will be without Stephen McKenna and Paul Burns against Cowdenbeath as both Scottish Championship strugglers look to get back to winning ways.
McKenna is missing due to a heel injury while fellow midfielder Paul Burns is absent with a groin problem.
Manager Jim McIntyre said: "Cowdenbeath will come and make life difficult for us however if we can get ourselves ahead I am sure that we will go on and win.
"We have found ourselves chasing games and then worrying when we have missed chances. If we can get ahead then I am sure confidence will flow through the team and we will enjoy the game."
Cowdenbeath expect goalkeeper Grant Adam to pass a fitness test and be included in an otherwise fully-fit squad.
Colin Cameron's side lost 2-0 to Dundee last weekend however the Blue Brazil player/manager saw plenty of positives.
"We have almost completed the first quarter of games and Dundee are the strongest side we have faced," he said. "Our performance last week was good and while it is always disappointing to lose we can take confidence from how we played.
"If we can put in a similar level of performance in this game then we have a good chance of picking something up."