Forfar boss Jim Weir will take a team full of confidence to Airdrie this afternoon for the League 1 opener with last weekend’s Betfred Cup triumph over St Johnstone still fresh in the memory.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell has brought in a new player ahead of this afternoon’s clash at Dumbarton with the addition of promising Celtic youngster Lewis Bell.
Montrose travel to Airdrie looking to pick up a third consecutive win, with manager Stewart Petrie still to decide if the international break was a blessing or a curse.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is facing a major selection headache for this afternoon’s Angus derby against Forfar at Gayfield with up to five first-team regulars missing out through injury or unavailability.
Brechin City striker Dene Shields is to get a scan on his injured knee.
Eight months after playing his last game, Scott Robertson could have been forgiven for hoping to be eased back in gently last week after agreeing to join Brechin.
Brechin boss Barry Smith admits that while he would like his players to start turning draws into wins, the most important thing is that they continue to pick up points.
Raith boss John McGlynn has expressed his delight after Nathan Flanagan signed a contract extension with the club.
New Forfar boss Stuart Malcolm is grateful to have time to work with his players thanks to an enforced break in the season.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie has done his homework ahead of hosting a Raith Rovers side that could have gone top of the table in midweek.