December 15, 2012
Morris missing for Pars
Team Stat Comparison
|Dunfermline Athletic||Hamilton Academical|
|Goals for *||1.5||1.4|
|Goals against *||1.6||1.2|
|Last 5 home||L-W-L-L-L||L-W-W-L-L|
|Last 5 away||D-W-D-D-D||W-D-W-W-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Dunfermline Athletic | Hamilton Academical|
Dunfermline will be without the suspended Callum Morris as they look to bounce back against Hamilton at East End Park.
Former Scotland goalkeeper Paul Gallacher could be missing for a second week in a row after missing last weekend's defeat to Livingston due to an ankle injury.
Assistant manager Gerry McCabe has told his men to be prepared for resolute visitors.
McCabe said: "I watched Hamilton recently when they defeated Partick Thistle and they dug in really deep to get that win. They will no doubt have the same approach here so we will need to play well to see them off.''
"Even after Callum was sent off at Livingston we played well with the 10 men so we can go into the game in good heart.''
Hamilton will again be without the injured trio of full-back Stephen Hendrie and strikers Jon McShane and Kieran Millar when they head east.
Ryan Finnie is also a doubt as New Douglas Park manager Billy Reid looks for his side to make up for a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Pars earlier this season.
Reid said: "We competed really well in the first half of that game but everything changed in the second when we lost two really quick goals.
"Dunfermline will be looking to hit back straight away after losing last Saturday so we know that we are in a for a hard shift.
"They will be missing Callum Morris at the back but they have the experience of John Potter to bring in."