Match Preview v Ayr United (Away)

We head to Ayr tomorrow for our second last game of the scheduled season.  


It marks a return to where the league campaign began in October. The hosts won 2-1 that day after an early Michael Miller brace, although we were a man down for much of the game after James Maxwell was shown a red card early in the second-half.


We did gain revenge in January though with a dramatic 3-2 win at Palmerston. Miller’s 90th minute equaliser looked to have sealed a point for the Honest Men, but Connor Shields broke up the pitch a minute later to secure all three points.


It’s the penultimate game in this years shortened league campaign and both play-offs remain a possibility. We need to beat Ayr, hope Arbroath defeat Dunfermline and Inverness fail to beat Hearts in order for promotion play-offs to remain on the cards on the final day of the season.


At the other end of the table a draw for Queens, or Alloa beating Morton, would be enough to ensure Championship football for another season.


Nortei Nortey has returned to the bench in recent weeks, while Dan Pybus played his first minutes in over two months at East End Park.


Manager Allan Johnston said “The result at East End Park was a big disappointment, we didn’t start the game well enough and although we grew into the game, we never took our chances at the right times and I think Dom Thomas was the difference between the teams.


We had chances so it is disappointing and we need to win the next two games because the league is so incredibly tight.


It is going to be difficult for us to finish in the top four, however there is still a chance and in this league you never know what will happen so we will be looking for a strong finish and will go out for maximum points”.


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Kick off – 3pm