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Alloa Athletic vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Alloa Athletic vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 03 – Season 2019 / 2020
Saturday 24th August 2019, Indodrill Stadium, Alloa (FK10 1RY), 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath return to Ladbrokes Championship action tomorrow as they travel down to Alloa to face Peter Grant’s side.

Despite being only August this will be the second meeting of the sides having previously played each other in the Betfred Cup with Alloa coming out on top 3-2 in a closely contended game.

Since that match Peter Grant has welcomed back Neil Parry who has recovered from a facial knock sustained against Hibernian, and also bolstered his side with the signing of Robbie Deas on-loan from Celtic and the capture of Blair Malcolm from Cowdenbeath.
Alloa Athletic picked up a point in their opening fixture against Partick Thistle in a 1-1 draw but suffered a 4-1 defeat away to Morton in game 2 with Captain Andy Graham also being sent off.

Graham will serve a suspension tomorrow and misses out with Kevin Cawley also a doubt for the Wasps.

Eagle eyed Lichties will notice tomorrow that the pitch at the Indodrill Stadium has been restored to its full width after a season of the pitch being narrowed.

Arbroath will be hoping to recreate the first half form they showed against Inverness Caledonian Thistle where they were on top for most of the half and deservedly took the lead.

It is hoped Steven Doris will be fit to return to the team after leaving the pitch just 16 minutes into the game at Inverness with a leg knock, however Arbroath look to be without Gavin Swankie and Scott Stewart for a few weeks as both have been hit by injury.

New loan signings Ben Stirling and Josh Campbell are expected to come straight into the squad and will both be hoping to be involved tomorrow at some point.

It will be another tough battle for the Lichties but we hope you can make the trip and cheer the Lichties on.

Alloa Athletic – (including summer arrivals)

Manager – Peter Grant
Assistant Manager – Paddy Connolly

01 – GK – Neil Parry
21 – GK – Andrew Wilson
31 – GK – Christopher Henry

02 – DF – Scott Taggart
03 – DF – Liam Dick
04 – DF – Robbie Deas (on loan from Celtic)
05 – DF – Andy Graham
20 – DF – Cameron O’Donnell

06 – MF – Steven Hetherington
07 – MF – Kevin Cawley
08 – MF – Jon Robertson
11 – MF – Iain Flannigan
14 – MF – Adam Brown
18 – MF – Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath)
22 – MF – Andrew Stirling (Queen of the South)
23 – MF – Paul Gillespie

09 – ST – Liam Buchanan (Raith Rovers)
10 –  ST – Alan Trouten
17 – ST – Kevin O’Hara (Falkirk)
19 – ST – Robert Thomson (Greenock Morton)

Alloa Athletic Departures

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Forfar Athletic)
Reis Peggie (East Stirlingshire)
Declan McDonald (Albion Rovers)
Reis Peggie (East Stirlingshire)
Jack Aitchison (Celtic, end of loan)
Jack Hamilton (Livingston, end of loan)
Sam Roscoe (Aberdeen, end of loan)
Connor Shields (Sunderland, end of loan)
Dario Zanatta (Heart of Midlothian, end of loan)
Ahmed Aloulou
Zdravko Karadachk

Alloa Athletic vs Arbroath – Recent Head to Head

Arbroath 2 – 3 Alloa Athletic Betfred Cup – Group C – Game 4 – Season 2019 / 2020
Saturday 27th July 2019, Gayfield Park
Goals – Linn 18, J. Thomson 74 – Buchanan 18, Trouten 51, 78

Alloa Athletic 4 – 2 Arbroath – Betfred Cup – Group A – Game 2 – Season 2018 / 2019
Tuesday 17th July 2018, Indodrill Stadium, Alloa
Goals – Spence 9, 36, Little 10 (OG), Trouten 30 – Wallace 20, Hester 26

Alloa Athletic – Scottish Championship Results 2019/2020

Game 01 – Alloa Athletic 1 – 1 Partick Thistle – Saturday 3rd August
Game 02 – Greenock Morton 4 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Saturday 10th August

Alloa Athletic Captain and Defender Andy Graham serves a one match suspension.

Referee; Colin Steven
Assistant Referee 1 – Paul O’Neill
Assistant Referee 2 – Michael Addy

Admission at the Indodrill Stadium;

£18 – Adults
£10 – Over 65s
£4 – Under 16s

Saturday is a big game for the Lichties as we take on Alloa Athletic and we would really appreciate a strong and vocal support cheering on the team.

We hope you can make it along!

C’mon the Lichties!

Reference  – http://nareystoepoker.blogspot.com/p/on-this-page-aim-is-to-cover-every_17.html

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