Stranraer V East Fife at Stair Park - Match Preview
Updated Friday, 1st February 2013
Stranraer V East Fife at Stair Park - Match Preview.
Striker set for Stranraer start
Darren Gribben will go straight into the Stranraer starting line up against East Fife.
Stranraer have brought Gribben, 26, to Stair Park for a second time following the striker's release from Arbroath.
Everyone else is fit and available to manager Stephen Aitken who recognises that a win could alter his side's season.
Aitken said: "With Albion Rovers not playing we have the chance to create an eight-point gap over them at the bottom. If we win we draw ourselves closer to the sides in the middle of the table so we have a great incentive to pick up the three points.
"We beat East Fife in our last meeting and it would be fantastic to do so again especially as they won 6-2 when they were last at our place."
New signing Dale Keenan will be in the East Fife squad.
Midfielder Keenan has joined the Fifers on loan from First Division promotion chasers Partick Thistle.
Collin Samuel is expected to shake off a knock but David Muir (foot), Darren Smith (toe), Ross Brown (knee) and Gareth Wardlaw (knee) are out and Paul Willis faces a fitness test after a training ground injury.
East Fife are looking to win against Stranraer at Stair Park for a second time this season.
Manager Billy Brown said: "East Fife won handsomely 6-2 down at Stair Park before I joined them and then we lost 1-0 at our place when we played the best football I have seen us play.
"It is a game we should have won but fair play to Stranraer as they defended well. Hopefully we can play well and win this one."