Forfar are out to end a dismal run against Angus neighbours Arbroath, with manager Jim Weir reckoning that his team will have an extra level of grit and determination to get the better of the Lichties.
Brechin are still waiting to discover the full extent of the knee injury sustained by on-loan Dundee United defender Lewis Toshney.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is looking for his team to extend their proud Angus derby record against Forfar this afternoon at Gayfield – and more importantly continue their dominance at the top of the League 1 table.
The bigger the gap the better is Jim Weir’s mantra as Forfar face up to one of their play-off rivals at Station Park this afternoon.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie believes he has found the final piece of his attacking jigsaw with the signing of Russell McLean.
Montrose may have all but clinched a promotion play-off spot but Gable Endies boss Stewart Petrie is determined his players will erase any lingering doubt by winning at Forfar this afternoon.
Forfar will have to deal better with teams who sit in against them after coming up against a Montrose brick wall last weekend.
Raith Rovers have been dealt a big blow with top scorer Kevin Nisbet 99% certain to leave Stark’s Park.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie enjoyed some derby delight against Brechin but will put that win to one side to take on Stenhousemuir today.
It’s win or bust for Brechin as they look to pull off great escape against Stenhousemuir at the Glebe
Brechin boss Barry Smith insists the fact his players know that anything less than a win today will mean they are relegated can work to their advantage against Stenhousemuir at the Glebe.