High flying Albion Rovers are our visitors to Bayview Stadium tomorrow, bringing the curtain down on the first quarter of the campaign. The men from Cliftonhill currently occupy third place in the league, three points ahead of East Fife. Manager Brian Kerr has seen his side record some impressive victories, including a 2-1 success against league leaders Raith Rovers a fortnight ago. Rovers have brought in a number of new players since the sides last met, notably Alan Trouten, who has been in fine form so far, finding the net on a regular basis. Other new signings include former Clyde trio Sean Higgins, Ross Perry and Scott McLaughlin.
Bayview boss Darren Young used the international break to rest a few players, whilst also providing game time for others in the Fife Cup tie at home to Cowdenbeath. Particularly pleasing was the return of club captain Kevin Smith to action for the first time this season after undergoing an operation during the summer.
Smith could be looking at a return to the squad for tomorrow’s match, with Jonathan Page missing out through suspension after receiving a red card two weeks ago at Somerset Park against Ayr United.
The Fifers managed two wins to Albion Rovers’ one in the meetings between the sides last season, with all four games keenly contested.
Supporters of both clubs are reminded that they are welcome to enjoy refreshments at the stadium bars before and after the game.