Time for the talking to be done on the park

Loons boss Dick Campbell and assistant manager Ian Campbell.
Loons boss Dick Campbell and assistant manager Ian Campbell.

The Loons go into tomorrow’s game with second-in-the-table Dunfermline Athletic at Station Park as they prop up the rest of the league, a scenario that no-one expected back in the “heady” days of early August.

However, as Dick Campbell stated earlier this week, it is time for the talking to be done on the park, not off it.

Forfar Athletic go into the game against with no new injury doubts, but with the four long term injury victims still sidelined.

They will also be missing Gavin Swankie following his last minute red card at Arbroath which brought with it an automatic one game suspension.

Despite the limitations of Campbell’s player pool at present, a couple of changes are likely with Gavin Malin and Paul McManus favourites to return to the starting 11. And the home management are determined to send their side out in a positive frame of mind.

Jim Jeffries’ young side are tucked in behind Rangers in second spot and are sure to be disappointed that their highly anticipated clash with the Ibrox outfit next weekend has fallen victim to the home side’s international calls.

Meanwhile, the Pars are on a five game unbeaten league run which began with an astonishing comeback from 4-2 down with 10 minutes to go at Stenhousemuir and culminated in a sparkling 5-1 home success over Ayr United last Saturday.

Their last visit to Station Park in May saw them lose 3-1 to the Loons in the first leg of the play-off semi final with the second leg one to forget.

Saturday’s contest sponsored by Alan Davie Transport will be handled by the experienced Alan Muir, a member of the Premiership refereeing panel.