Montrose manager Stewart Petrie knows what Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson’s team-talk will be ahead of the game between the two sides this afternoon.
Forfar are looking to defeat hosts Stenhousemuir and get back on track after a 4-0 reverse from East Fife in their last outing a fortnight ago.
Brechin boss Barry Smith is hoping his players can make it a notable derby double when they face league leaders Arbroath this afternoon.
Lewis Spence insists the Raith players will just ignore Ayr boss Ian McCall’s verbal “mind games” and instead will continue to let their football do their talking for them.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is hoping the first game of 2018 at Gayfield will signal the start of some sustained home comfort for his side.
East Fife entertain Brechin at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium and boss Darren Young has admitted the form his side are in is causing him to lose sleep.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admits he has a big selection headache for this afternoon’s derby with Forfar following last week’s convincing Irn-Bru Cup win over Annan.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is determined to end what has already been a “phenomenal” first quarter of the campaign on a high with another win against Raith Rovers this afternoon.
Forfar manager Jim Weir has told his players they will be hosting a very different Dumbarton side to the one they defeated 2-0 away in August.
There may still be three-quarters of the league season remaining but Raith’s Robbie Thomson admits he is determined that the gap between his side and league leaders Arbroath does not widen.