East Fife will look to end a frustrating week by getting the better of Queen’s Park at Bayview today and edge closer to a play-off place.
Barry Smith’s side lost at Brechin last weekend when they went down to an injury time goal, and then in midweek a missed penalty by Scott Robinson in the last minute at Albion Rovers denied them a point.
Despite those set-backs they remain in fourth place, ahead of Airdrie on goal difference.
Smith said: “We merited more than we got in both games but we cannot be too down about the results. We will play a lot worse and win games so whilst it has been frustrating we need to move on and be ready for Queen’s Park.
“When we played them at Hampden a couple of months ago it was a really good game. We started well but somehow found ourselves two goals down at half-time. We responded really well in the second half and earned a draw.
“They are a difficult team to play against as Gus MacPherson has them very well organised. However if we can play like we have been playing, particularly for long spells at Albion Rovers, then I am sure that we will get a good result.”
Kevin Smith, Jonathan Page, Luke Watt, Kyle Wilkie, Tony Wallace and Mark Lamont all remain out, however Smith is set to bolster his pool by bringing in former Falkirk defender Kieran Duffie until the end of the season.