Midfielder Ian McShane is the only absentee for runaway leaders Queen of the South's clash with Ayr as he underwent hip surgery recently.
Palmerston player-manager Allan Johnston has been impressed by the Honest Men, saying: ``They have changed their team around and have brought in experienced players that could easily play in the First Division or the SPL.
``I have seen them recently and they have been really unlucky not to pick up the run of wins that would get them into the play-offs.
``They will come here looking to get the three points that will move them closer to the top four but our need for points is just as great.
``We were sloppy defensively last weekend against East Fife and I don't want a repeat of that.''
Ayr will be without suspended striker Michael Moffat as they look to become the first side to win at Palmerston Park this season.
Player-manager Mark Roberts looks set to start as David Winters has suffered a calf strain, with the Honest Men also missing John Robertson who suffered a head injury in the midweek 2-1 defeat from Brechin City and Kyle McAusland (hand).
Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan remain absent due to knee injuries.
Roberts said: ``Queen of the South will win the league by a mile but it would be great to be the first team to win there this season.
``We are playing better than our results suggest so we are confident of doing well.''