Andy Graham is a major doubt for Dumbarton as they go in search of their first points of the season against Dunfermline.
Graham suffered a hamstring injury during a midweek reserve match and is a major doubt for the hosts.
The Sons will again be without Kevin Nicol and Pat Walker due to injuries with recent signing Chris Turner missing as he serves the second of a three game ban picked up whilst playing for Shamrock Rovers.
Sons boss Alan Adamson said: ``This is as tough as it comes but we will go into it with a real spirit of adventure and see where it takes us. We have improved in every game so far this season and getting points on board is not far away.
``Hopefully we can get off the mark against a decent Dunfermline side.''
Dunfermline winger Joe Cradle has been ruled out of his side's trip due to a rib injury with former Liverpool youngster Alex Whittle set to take his place.
Midfielder Chris Kane is sidelined with an ankle injury, but Ryan Thomson is available following the suspension imposed after off-the-field indiscretions were brought to the attention of the club.
Shaun Byrne and Allan Smith are also included in the squad after scoring in a midweek reserve game.
Assistant boss Gerry McCabe said: ``We'll be looking to start against Dumbarton in the same strong manner where we finished against Raith two weeks ago.
Dumbarton's ground can be a tricky place if the wind gets up, but we have to impose ourselves on the game regardless of what happens.''