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Hamilton FC vs Raith Rovers preview - Double boost for Accies

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA

Hamilton have central defenders Mark McLaughlin and Simon Mensing available again for the visit of Raith. Suspension kept the pair out of the 1-0 defeat at Queen of the South that knocked the Accies off top spot last weekend. Winger Willie McLaren is unlikely to feature due to illness and midfielder Alex Neil remains out. Manager Billy Reid is looking for his side to bounce back from the defe...Full Story »

Falkirk vs Dundee preview - Ban blow for Bairns

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA

Midfielder Stewart Murdoch and winger Kallum Higginbotham will miss out when in-form Falkirk host Dundee. The pair are suspended after they were sent off during the 1-1 draw with Livingston last weekend. Blair Alston and David Weatherston are expected to step up from the substitutes' bench into the starting XI. "This will be another tough contest for our youngsters but they have not let anyon...Full Story »

Dumbarton vs Cowdenbeath preview - Duo set for Dumbarton debuts

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Dumbarton look set to give debuts to on-loan pair Dominic Kennedy and Ross McKinnon when Cowdenbeath visit. The experienced Ryan Borris remains out with a groin problem, though. Manager Alan Adamson is hoping to tighten up the Second Division's most porous defence, saying: "We are the third-highest scorers in the league but the worst defensively. "You do not need to be a genius to work out wh...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Newcastle preview - Heskey and Jenas miss Magpies clash

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Aston Villa will be without Emile Heskey and Jermaine Jenas for the home Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle. Former England striker Heskey looks set to be out for two to three weeks with a pulled hamstring, while on-loan Tottenham midfielder Jenas also misses out this weekend after suffering a thigh injury in training. Eric Lichaj is expected to be sidelined for three to four mon...Full Story »

Stirling Albion vs Forfar Athletic preview - Duo ruled out for Stirling

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Stirling goalkeeper Callum Reidford (knee) and former Kilmarnock defender Shaun Dillon (hamstring) will miss out against Forfar. Meanwhile, Midfielder Daly McSorley is also a doubt because of an ankle problem. Boss Jocky Scott is looking for his men to get back to winning ways after two draws and a defeat in their last three outings. He said: "We battled back well for a point against Stenhous...Full Story »

East Fife vs Brechin City preview - McQuade out for East Fife

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

East Fife will be without recent signing Paul McQuade against Brechin as the striker has torn a muscle in his thigh. The experienced Steven Hyslop should return for the Fifers but manager John Robertson has other challenges as flu victim Stevie Campbell and Lloyd Young (ankle) need late fitness checks. "We are having a horrible run of luck at the moment and hopefully that will change against ...Full Story »

Arbroath vs Airdrie United preview - Wedderburn doubt for league leaders

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Arbroath defender Craig Wedderburn is a major doubt with a groin strain as the league leaders entertain Airdrie at Gayfield. Striker Jordan Elfverson has already been ruled out due to an ankle ligament problem. Player-manager Paul Sheerin has told his men they need to tighten up in defence if they are to retain pole position. He said: "We are scoring freely because we attack so much, but that...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs Stenhousemuir preview - Injuries pile up for Albion

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Albion could be without seven players when Stenhousemuir visit. Ciaran Donnelly and Ryan McStay are banned, while injury is keeping Todd Lumsden and Barry Russell sidelined. Simon Marriot, Michael O'Byrne and John Gemmell face fitness tests, although Joseph Acquah is available again after injury. Rovers lost 4-0 to neighbours Aidrie last Saturday but manager Paul Martin is determined to enjoy...Full Story »

Wolves vs Queens Park Rangers preview - Fletcher battling to be fit

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt for the Barclays Premier League clash with QPR as he battles to recover from a groin problem. The Scot picked up the injury in last weekend's 2-0 defeat by Tottenham and it was initially feared he could be sidelined for a spell but boss Mick McCarthy is hopeful he will be available. Winger Stephen Hunt and defender Kevin Foley have both missed training...Full Story »

Swansea City vs West Bromwich(WBA) preview - Monk set for Swans return

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by PA

Captain Garry Monk is set for a first appearance of the season in Swansea's Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom. The defender is likely to return from a niggling foot problem, and his availability is a welcome boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, who is faced with a defensive crisis. Monk and Ashley Williams are the only fit centre-halves that Rodgers can call upon, with Alan Tate (brok...Full Story »

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