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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Queen’s Park are the visitors to Bayview Stadium tomorrow afternoon as East Fife look to get their campaign back on track after going down heavily to local rivals Raith Rovers two weeks ago.

Manager Darren Young will be hoping for a positive reaction, but can expect a tough game from a side looking for their first win of the league season. Gus MacPherson’s men have posed more problems than most opponents for the Fifers in recent years, particularly here in Methil, and you have to go back to January 2009 to find the last time East Fife secured three points at home to the Spiders. A Stevie Crawford double and goals from Greig McDonald and Chris Templeman helped earn a 4-2 victory on that occasion.

It remains to be seen if the Bayview boss will make changes to his starting line-up but there are certainly options available as the injury situation continues to improve with Chris Kane the latest to return to the squad. Numbers were also boosted last week with the return of goalkeeper Mark Hurst on loan from St Johnstone.   

The men from the south side of Glasgow made several new signings during the summer, including Michael Bailey from Yoker Athletic and ex-Greenock Morton youngster Thomas Orr, who both featured in the 2-2 draw with Stranraer at Hampden a fortnight ago, with Queen’s Park fighting back from a two goal deficit to salvage a point.

Supporters of both clubs are reminded that they are welcome to enjoy refreshments in the stadium bars before and after the game.  

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