Jan 24 2013 By Colin Paterson
IRN-BRU FIRST DIVISION:
FALKIRK v AIRDRIE
Saturday, Westfield, 3pm
Falkirk have lost three of their last four games and picked up just one point from a possible 12 since their Boxing Day victory at Dunfermline Athletic. Victory over Airdrie will lift Steven Pressley's troops into the top half of the table should Raith Rovers fail to win at leaders Morton.
Airdrie are searching for their first win over Falkirk since forming as United in 2002. The sides have met six times in this period. Striker Ryan Donnelly will be looking to add to his tally of five goals in his last seven matches. The Diamonds have won less than 10 per cent of their home league fixtures this season but 30 per cent of games on the road.
Airdrie team news:
The injury problems which have plagued Airdrie have cleared up. The Diamonds' only absentee is Alan Cook and he will have a second scan on his injured ankle on Friday.
David Lilley, Gavin Griffin, Sean Lynch and Jack Boyle are back in full training and could be involved at Westfield but will not start. The manager has been running the rule over released Hamilton Accies forward Jordan Kirkpatrick in training this week.
December 22, 2012: Airdrie 1 Falkirk 4.
A second-half hat-trick in the space of 23 minutes from Lyle Taylor won it for the Bairns after Donnelly had cancelled out Jay Fulton's opener. Midfielder Nathan Blockley was sent-off for Airdrie.
Airdrie boss Jimmy Boyle looked ahead to this weekend's trip in an interview with sports reporter Colin Paterson. Please click on the link below to listen: