Forfar defender Odmar Faeroe will return to action against Ayr following knee surgery.
The Faroe Islands international had been due to return in the Loons' last two games but manager Dick Campbell decided not to risk him after three months out.
He will face the Honest Men with only Keith Gibson unavailable for selection due to a knee problem.
Campbell said: ``Odmar will start this game and hopefully his return will mark an upturn in our fortunes.
``We have been playing well but not getting the points we have deserved.
``If he helps tighten things up at the back and our front players play like they can we will keep the top four place that we have had all season.''
Ayr will be without youngsters Mark Shankland and Darren McGill as they look to keep climbing away from relegation trouble.
Shankland is suffering with an ankle problem and McGill has a knee injury.
Michael Donald has been signed permanently after an impressive trial period, with Adam Hunter and Robbie Crawford both included after recovering from knocks, however knee injuries continue to keep Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan out.
Somerset Park boss Mark Roberts said: ``We have lost to Forfar twice this season but we have nothing to fear from them as the games have been really close.
``They are a very decent well organised side and we know where their threat will come from so we know how to guard against it.''