Airdrieonians V Forfar at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

07 August 2015
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Pair out for Airdrie

Airdrie are without the experienced Marc Fitzpatrick and Jim Lister against Forfar at the Excelsior Stadium.

Fitzpatrick has a knee injury and Lister is troubled by a groin problem.

Diamonds manager Gary Bollan said: "We secured a positive result at Stirling last weekend, however there is still a bit to go from us in terms of performance. It is a tough start as Forfar are an experienced outfit that know this league well.

"However, we defeated them in our last league meeting here in February. It would be great to do the same this time and get this season off to a very positive start."

Forfar manager Dick Campbell has added strikers Craig Smith and Kerr Hay to the squad that won 2-0 at Queen's Park last weekend in the Scottish League Cup.

But the pair may yet have to be content with a place on the bench at best.

Campbell said: "It was a very strong team performance and we were deserved winners so I do not think I will be changing much. I believe that we have strengthened from last season and an away game at Airdrie will be a test of that.

"They are always a team that fights for everything, however we can get our campaign off to a flying start with a win."

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