With John Fraser and Pat Keogh still out with knee and calf injuries respectively, Alan Kernaghan will choose from the same squad that defeated Arbroath last weekend.
Fraser has now resumed full training and is expected to be ready for next Saturday’s clash against Motherwell, but Pat Keogh will be missing for at least another week.
A drop in temperature has put the match in some doubt, but the general opinion is that the game should still be able to go ahead. The pitch was playable today, and covers have been put down at both goalmouths to help beat tonight’s frost.
“The pitch is as flat as a pancake”, AK said today. “So unless there is a dramatic frost tonight I am confident the match will go ahead.”
Alan was characteristically optimistic ahead of the match, but also admitted Ayr pose a threat:-
“It will be difficult, in fact the hardest match we’ve had recently. Campbell Money has made some changes since he took over and they have a lot of young players in their side – people we don’t know – so there’s an element of surprise involved.
“They’ll have plenty of youthfulness and enthusiasm which can be dangerous.”