League One’s top of the table clash will see Raith Rovers and Ayr United going into tonight’s eagerly anticipated clash with polar opposite preparations.
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Forfar Athletic’s revival under new manager Jim Weir continued with a 2-0 win over East Fife.
Veteran keeper Rab Douglas made a surprise return to action for the first time in nearly two years and kept a clean sheet as Arbroath took the points at Hampden.
Forfar boss Jim Weir is hoping that the psychological boost of moving off the bottom of League One will see them continue their upturn in form against East Fife this afternoon.
Arbroath have been dealt a big blow ahead of this afternoon’s League 1 game with Queen’s Park at Hampden with the news that star striker Steven Doris has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
East Fife manager Darren Young has been left cursing his luck after the injury problems that plagued his side at the start of the season came to the fore again.
Striker David Cox got out of his sick bed to grab a double in a thriller at Coatbridge and take Forfar off the bottom of League One.
Lewis Vaughan insists losing top spot will make no difference to Raith Rovers after they slipped behind Ayr United on goal difference despite a narrow win over East Fife.
Arbroath manager Dick Campbell admitted to being shocked by the way his side capitulated to Ayr United, who scored three goals in five minutes early in the second half to secure a win which took them to the top of League One on goal difference ahead of Raith Rovers.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell looking for big response against Ayr after disappointing defeat last week
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is looking for some “payback” from his players against Ayr this afternoon at home after a desperately disappointing result and display last week on the road.