Raith Rovers' top goalscorer Brian Graham will start a two-game ban against visitors Falkirk following his dismissal against Airdrie last week for violent conduct.
The Kirkcaldy side will again be without goalkeeper David McGurn who has a rib injury, however defender Eddie Malone is available following a suspension.
Rovers' boss Grant Murray is glad to be back on home turf again ahead of a busy week for his side.
He said: ``It is five weeks since we played at Stark's Park so we are looking forward to being there. It is a big week with this game, our cup replay against Airdrie and then Dunfermline.
``It would be great to get it off to a flying start by defeating a good Falkirk side that will climb the table.''
Falkirk look set to be without strikers Sean Higgins and David Weatherston.
Higgins has been missing for over a month after being injured in training and Weatherston is rated as a major doubt for the trip to Kirkcaldy due to a knee injury.
One positive for the Bairns is the return to fitness of young midfielder Craig Sibbald who is available after recovering from a hip problem.
Technical Director Alex Smith said: ``We have gone six games without defeat but we have drawn five of them and have to start turning solid displays into wins. Our intention for just now is to climb into the pack of clubs chasing the leaders and winning at Raith would help that.``