Albion Rovers visit the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium tomorrow in a similar situation to East Fife, desperate to rediscover the form that found them in the promotion play-off zone earlier in the season. The men from Coatbridge however currently occupy ninth place in the league, although manager Brian Kerr will have taken heart from last week’s performance which earned his side a 2-2 draw against league leaders Raith Rovers at Cliftonhill.
Bayview boss Darren Young was left a frustrated man following the Fifers’ 3-0 defeat to promotion hopefuls Ayr United at Somerset Park on Saturday past. The Methil men started brightly but lost the opening goal thanks to a deflected strike by Declan McDaid. Two further goals in quick succession early in the second half virtually ended the game as a contest and although East Fife had plenty of possession they were unable to penetrate a well-organised home defence.
Mark Docherty is set to miss tomorrow’s game through injury, together with two further likely absentees. Midfielders Kyle Wilkie and Craig Thomson could feature in the squad after being sidelined in recent weeks.
The sides have secured a win apiece in the two earlier meetings this season. East Fife edged out Albion Rovers in a 5-4 thriller at Bayview in October, with the men from the brig coming out on top with a 3-2 victory at Cliftonhill in December.
Supporters of both clubs are reminded that they are welcome to enjoy refreshments at the stadium bars before and after the game.