Ayr will hand a starting place to Scott McLaughlin against Stranraer at Somerset Park after he joined the club for a second time on loan from Peterhead.
Striker Michael Moffat is available after serving a one-game suspension last week and John Robertson is fit again.
Kyle McAusland could be included after getting the plaster removed from his broken hand, but Robbie Crawford and player/manager Mark Roberts are banned with Ryan McStay (foot), Martyn Campbell (knee) and Michael McGowan (knee) all still sidelined.
Roberts said: ``Scott has a winning mentality and we need more of that on the pitch in the run-in to the season.
``This is a game that we can win if everyone plays well, but Stranraer are no mugs.''
Stranraer will be without defender David MacGregor due to a knee injury as they look to pull level on points with Ayr.
The Blues came back from two goals down last week to defeat Albion with Craig Malcolm grabbing a hat-trick and manager Stephen Aitken is looking for the same again from his striker.
Aitken said: ``Strikers need goals to be confident and Craig is therefore flying at the moment.
``I'm sure that the Ayr defence will not be looking forward to containing him.
``Ayr have talked about going for the promotion play-offs, but at the back of their minds I'm sure they know that if they lose to us they could be facing the relegation ones, so it could be a cagey afternoon.''