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Thursday, December 13, 2018

East Fife are on their travels again tomorrow, heading west to Monklands, to take on a rejuvenated Airdrieonians at the Excelsior Stadium. The Diamonds are unbeaten since their last encounter with the Fifers in November when supporters of both sides will need no reminding, for different reasons, of a 6-1 win for the men from Methil.

Conversely Darren Young’s side have not managed to reach that level of performance since that afternoon, although there were encouraging signs in Tuesday’s derby against Raith Rovers with East Fife unfortunate not to take anything from the game, going down 3-2 to their old rivals, despite having Raith on the back foot for periods of the match. Meanwhile Airdrie will also have been left frustrated at letting a 2-1 lead slip in their meeting with neighbours Albion Rovers, with a goal from Scott McLaughlin in the dying moments denying them all three points.

Manager Young will be hoping to have Jordan Piggott available again for selection with the on loan Dundee defender missing out on Tuesday after suffering a knock in the 1-1 draw at Gayfield three days earlier. Also back in the squad is popular midfielder Pat Slattery, who was able to take a place on the bench in midweek following several weeks sidelined through injury.

East Fife fans are advised that they will be occupying Section C of the main stand at the Excelsior Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Prices at the gate are as follows:

Adults £16

Concessions (Over 60’s, Students & Disabled Spectators)   £10

Under 16’s £7

Disabled Spectators with Carer tickets should be ordered in advance, priced £10 in total.

Match Poster Airdrie