Veteran Montrose striker Chris Templeman had hoped to be dancing with his team-mates on the Ochilview pitch to celebrate clinching the League Two title and the club’s first promotion since 1995.
Cowdenbeath have been successful in their pursuit of former striker Chris Renton, who has ignored the advances of League Two title winners Montrose and agreed to return to Central Park.
Cowdenbeath head to Peterhead this afternoon with the two teams needing wins for very different reasons.
For a second season running Cowdenbeath stand on the edge of losing their place in senior football.
Arbroath boss Todd Lumsden criticised his side’s second-half performance after they were well beaten by Stirling Albion at Forthbank.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admitted he almost dropped Ryan McCord from his starting line-up – but was delighted when the midfielder responded by scoring a double as the Lichties came from behind to crush Berwick Rangers
Bouncing straight back up after relegation last term will not be easy for Forfar, but boss Gary Bollan is delighted with the start the Loons have made to their League Two campaign.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie is looking for another fast start at Stirling Albion this afternoon.
Cowdenbeath have been hit by another blow in the wake of their Scottish Cup defeat by East Kilbride as goalkeeper Joe McGovern has been ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie has called on the club’s fans to turn out in big numbers this afternoon as his side take what they hope is another big step towards title glory.