Raith are at full strength as they look to secure their first home Championship win of the season by defeating Alloa.
Manager Grant Murray believes his third-placed side will need to see off a team who are the image of their manager to pick up all three points.
"I played alongside Paul Hartley at St Johnstone and he was an extremely hard-working professional with really high standards. His Alloa team are just like him," Murray said.
"We have had a good start to the season but not won at home in the league yet. It would be nice to put that right."
Alloa full-back James Creaney is out of his side's trip to Kirkcaldy after injuring his ankle in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat from Dumbarton.
Summer signing Iain Flannigan has started training following a knee problem, however he remains sidelined along with Eddie Ferns (broken jaw).
Alloa manager Hartley said: "It was disappointing to lose to Dumbarton but we showed in our second half performance how good we can be.
"It will be tough to get something at Raith but I know the players will give everything in their pursuit as their effort and attitude in training has been outstanding."