Forfar are expecting today’s Angus derby to be just as tough as the one they narrowly lost seven days ago.
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Raith’s Grant Gillespie not giving up on title race but admits Rovers have to be ready if play-offs beckon
No-one at Raith has given up on the title race just yet but Grant Gillespie admits if the worst-case scenario comes to pass, then the players need to be prepared to go up through the play-offs.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell keeping feet firmly planted on the ground despite being bracketed with mighty Liverpool
Arbroath’s profile has probably never been higher but boss Dick Campbell is determined to keep everyone grounded and fully focused on what is immediately in front of his team.
Brechin manager Barry Smith knows his side face a Stranraer outfit that will refuse to lie down regardless of the scoreline.
Raith boss John McGlynn has revealed that Lewis Vaughan has made a successful return to full training and could even take a place on the substitutes’ bench against Dumbarton tomorrow.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie is looking for his players to make it a notable Fife double in the space of a week when they play Raith Rovers at Links Park this afternoon.
The fact that they would be the first League One club to beat Arbroath this season isn’t in Forfar manager Jim Weir’s thoughts ahead of today’s Angus derby.
Raith boss John McGlynn has expressed his delight after Nathan Flanagan signed a contract extension with the club.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie looking for more away-day success in the league after dramatic midweek cup tie
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie and his players may have a glamour Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United to look forward to next month but for now, all their focus is on this afternoon’s league game at East Fife.
Jim Weir expected John Baird to score between 15 and 20 goals for Forfar this season.