For the third Saturday in succession East Fife are on their travels, this time in the Scottish Cup, where they take on Clyde at Broadwood Stadium.
The home side have had a challenging start to the campaign but will be rejuvenated following the appointment of Danny Lennon earlier in the week. The former Cowdenbeath and St Mirren boss has a wealth of experience both as a player and manager and will be keen to get his time in Cumbernauld off to a good start.
Bayview manager Darren Young was left frustrated last Saturday, as his side failed to capitalise on controlling large periods of the game and returned pointless from this to Forfar Athletic. Tomorrow’s game does however provide the Fifers with an opportunity to enjoy a run in the cup, with the possibility of earning a money-spinning draw should they progress.
Broadwood was the scene of a title party on the Methil men’s last visit in April 2016 following a 0-0 draw, but you have to go back a further seven years to find the last time that a win was recorded there. Paul McManus with a double and Bobby Linn were the men on target in a 3-1 success on that occasion.
The sides have been paired three times before in the Scottish Cup with Clyde progressing in 1935 following a 2-1 victory at Bayview Park. In 1967 the Bully Wee once again came out on top, winning 4-1 at Shawfield, while ten years later it was the Fifers turn to triumph courtesy of a 2-1 win in Methil.
There was some better news on the injury front last week with the return of Chris Kane to the squad after several weeks’ absence, while midfielder Kyle Wilkie will be available for selection tomorrow after serving a two game suspension.