January 2, 2013
Red Lichties aim for back-to-back wins
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.6||1.4|
|Goals against *||1.2||2.1|
|Last 5 home||L-W-W-D-D||D-W-L-W-L|
|Last 5 away||W-L-W-W-W||W-D-D-L-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Arbroath | East Fife|
|3/22||A: Ayr United||3/22||A: Dunfermline Athletic|
|3/29||H: Rangers||3/29||A: Forfar Athletic|
|4/5||A: Stenhousemuir||4/5||H: Stranraer|
|4/12||H: Stranraer||4/12||H: Stenhousemuir|
|4/19||A: Forfar Athletic||4/19||A: Airdrie United|
Arbroath will again be without goalkeeper Scott Morrison due to a wrist injury as they host East Fife.
Midfielder Daniel Rennie is looking for a starting place after being passed fully fit, with the Red Lichties aiming to build on their last-gasp win over Albion at the weekend.
Boss Paul Sheerin said: "It is always good to score a winner right at the end of the game but that should not divert from the fact that we did not play well. Thankfully that win means we are still looking up the way and a victory over East Fife will keep that going.
"They did well against Forfar until a sending-off changed the game so we will need to play well to take all three points.''
East Fife will be without defender Darren McCormack.
McCormack is suspended following his dismissal for conceding a penalty against Forfar in Saturday's 3-2 defeat.
The Fifers also miss the injured Michael Brown, Paul McManus and Darren Smith.
Manager Billy Brown said: "We have the chance to move above Arbroath with a win and that is the target. We beat them in one of my first games in charge so we can go there with confidence and look for a repeat.
"We did really well at the weekend when we had 11 men on the park with the game going against us when Darren was dismissed. Hopefully we can hit that level of performance again.''