Forfar manager Jim Weir is well aware that this afternoon’s opponents Raith Rovers are a hard team to finish off.
Three late goals turned the game around for Rovers at Airdrie last weekend but Weir already knew all about the character in the Kirkcaldy side.
“That’s three times they’ve come from behind this season and got a result,” said Weir.
“I’m sure Airdrie will say it was self-inflicted but it was an incredible scoreline.
“Raith are one of the favourites to win the title and this is the first of two tough away games, with back to back derbies to follow them.”
John Baird has hit the ground running at Station Park, scoring three goals so far.
But there is still more to come from the experienced forward, who will play against his old team today.
“He’s getting better for us,” said Weir. “His fitness is building with the more games he plays and he’s still got the knack of scoring.
“I think he’s enjoying his new coaching role as well.”
Strike partner Dale Hilson has a chance of playing today after taking part in training on Thursday night.
Dylan Easton returns from suspension but Michael Travis is injured.
Youngsters Sam Clark and Jack Allan have been loaned to Forfar West End until early January.