East Fife striker Anton Dowds has given manager Darren Young a selection headache of the right kind ahead of the visit of Forfar.
Dowds came off the bench last weekend and scored the goal that wrapped up the Fifers’ 2-0 success at Stenhousemuir, with his overall contribution prompting Young to consider giving the summer recruit a start against the Loons.
Young said: “Anton did really well.
“He got himself into good positions and gave their defence a lot to be concerned about before scoring a fine goal.
“He has posed me a huge problem with the way he has gone about things. I cannot play 12 players, but it is a nice problem to have.”
Whatever team Young selects will be tasked with repeating October’s performance against Jim Weir’s side that secured a handsome win .
Young said: “Our 4-0 win at their place was one of our best performances of the season and it would be great to repeat that.
“What made it so good was not just scoring the four goals but by keeping a clean sheet against a very good strikeforce who usually score in every game they play.
“They will be coming here with increased confidence after beating Montrose so we have to play well that well again to win.”
The game marks the halfway point in the season and Young wants his men to still be in third place when the final whistle goes.
He explained: “I look for 13 points per quarter as that should be enough to keep you in the top four.
“We are on 26 points just now, so you could say that we are on target already but we have only picked up 10 in this quarter so 13 points is still a target we are aiming for.
“Also, Forfar will be coming here looking to take third spot from us. We need to guard against that whilst also looking to open up a five-point gap on them. That would be a nice cushion to have before Christmas.”
Defender Daryll Meggatt returns after a ban saw him miss out at Ochilview.