Airdrieonians V Albion at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

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25 March 2016
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Airdrie pair Lister and Mackin return for Lanarkshire derby clash with Albion

Airdrie welcome back Jim Lister and Dylan Mackin from injury and illness respectively as they host fellow play-off chasers and Lanarkshire derby rivals Albion.

Stand-in manager Danny Lennon took the positives from last week's 1-0 defeat at Peterhead, which left them four points off fourth place.

Lennon said: "We are going into this game after a good performance, but a disappointing result at Peterhead.

"We will take the positives from that into this game and look to get the win that keeps pushing our play-off hopes forward.

"We are in a mini-league with Albion Rovers and Stranraer for the last available place. We want Airdrie to be the side that gets over the finishing line first, however our opponents are not going to make it easy for us."

The Coatbridge side have Gary Fisher available and player/manager Darren Young is hoping to add a defender from French football to his squad before kick-off if international clearance comes through in time.

Injuries have ruled out Ricardo Talu (hamstring), Darren Petrie (toe), Paul Willis (groin) and Andrew Barrowman (calf) while Callum McRobbie is missing through illness.

Young said: "We have been on a disappointing run, however there are 18 points still available this season and we want to win as many of them as possible.

"To win at Airdrie we have to improve a lot on last Saturday's performance at Brechin and I am confident that we can do that."


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