Arbroath will be without Michael McKenna for the first time this season as the midfielder is playing his part in another “match of the day”.
The 27-year-old has been ever present so far for Dick Campbell’s side, with four goals to his name including a hat-trick against Championship pace-setters Ross County in the Betfred Cup.
He will miss this afternoon’s trip to East Fife as the Red Lichties look to cement their own place at the top of the League 1 table.
However, his manager – who added Dunfermline striker Callum Smith on loan earlier this week – has known for some time that he would be without former Berwick midfielder McKenna for the trip to Methil.
Campbell said: “Michael will not be available as he is best man at a family wedding.
“He has been doing really well for us so far this season and will be a big miss but to be fair, he told me about it when I signed him (in January) and it is just one of those things you have to get on with at a part-time club.
“However, I picked my team on Wednesday and Kane Hester will win his first start of the league campaign.
“Callum Smith is one I am really excited about and we will be on the bench to start with.
“We are all still disappointed to be denied three points against Dumbarton last week with the last kick of the ball.
“Our keeper didn’t have a save to make while we had loads of chances and Danny Denholm also hit the post.
“We really should have had three wins out of three to our name however we have still made a great start to the league campaign.
“No-one is getting carried away but I have to be pleased and I am looking for another good result at East Fife.
“As ever, I am not concerned about what the opposition will do, I am focused on my own team.
“Callum will add to the quality we already have – certainly there are few sides in this division who could afford to have the likes of Denholm, Finn Graham, Hester and Ryan McCord sitting on the bench as we did last week.”