Forfar welcome back defender Odmar Faero from his international training camp with the Faroe Islands' national team in Thailand and he goes straight into their squad for the visit of Stranraer.
Dale Hilson is expected to overcome an ankle injury to play, but Danny Denholm is out through suspension and Keith Gibson's knee injury keeps him sidelined.
Station Park boss Dick Campbell said: ``I would like us to be stronger in defence as every time I see signs that we are a team that can go on a good run and secure a play-off place our defence puts in a performance that concerns me.''
Stranraer will have trialist Colin Stewart in goal for a third time in place of the suspended David Mitchell as they look to repeat October's 4-1 success over the Loons.
Defender David MacGregor again misses out due to a knee injury with on-loan Partick player Jamie Campbell struggling to overcome illness.
Stair Park boss Stephen Aitken said: ``That was a terrific win and I would gladly settle for something similar in this game.
``However, I know that their manager Dick Campbell will have been far from happy with losing four goals and will be out for revenge.
``We had a good battling draw with Stenhousemuir last weekend and will need to show those same qualities to take anything home with us from this one.''