Forfar take on Airdrie at Station Park with manager Gary Bollan still breathing a sigh of relief after the roller-coaster end to the 2-2 draw at Dunfermline last weekend.
The Pars were given an injury time penalty to clinch the game however Michael Moffat missed and then missed again after referee Craig Charleston ordered a re-take.
Bollan said: “It was a bizarre end to the game and I can assure you that it is not good for the nerves when you are fighting at the bottom of the table and every point is a prisoner.
“What happened hid what was a really good performance from us and one where we made a lot of chances. To take the game to the league champions and create as many openings as we did in the first half was really encouraging.”
The Station Park side had gone in front thanks to Gavin Swankie’s first league goal in six months with Bollan saying: “It was great that Gavin got a goal. He has been playing a more central role for us recently and he is happy with that even though he is getting fewer opportunities to score as a result.
“That goal will help his confidence and I am sure that we will see more attacking examples of what Gavin can do between now and the end of the season.”
Bollan added: “It was good to get the point from Dunfermline however we have moved on and playing Airdrie is getting all our attention. If we can win this game we would pull to within three points of them with two games to go.
“We are only concentrating on ourselves but we know that winning this one would make Airdrie a target in terms of climbing the league and away from relegation and play-off issues by the end of the season.”
Kerr Hay is available for the Loons after Bollan appealed against the red card the striker picked up in a midweek under-20 game against Raith Rovers, with the case set to be heard next week.
Thomas O’Brien, Scott Martin and Andy Ryan are out through suspension, with Michael Travis injured.