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Forfar Athletic match preview

11th November 2011

THE moving on process begins for Airdrie at home to Forfar Athletic tomorrow.

And local lad Kieron Stallard has said sorry to the fans on behalf of the squad for last weekend's derby defeat.

The Diamonds were humbled 7-2 by neighbours Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill as they moved joint-bottom of the Irn-Bru Second Division table.

Stallard was mortified with the result and has issued an apology to the club's fans ahead of the visit of the Loons, a team Airdrie defeated four times last season.

He said: "I want to say sorry to the fans on behalf of the squad for what happened last Saturday. It was totally unacceptable.

"They wanted it more than us and they worked harder than us. It was, without doubt, my worst experience in football.

"We sat down and had a look over the game before training on Monday night. I think people only realised then how bad things actually were.

"I'm an Airdrie fan myself so I know how disappointed everyone was feeling. We now need a reaction against Forfar which is now a really massive game."

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle has a number of injury worries and will check on the status of Sean Lynch, Phil Johnston, Fraser Keast and John Boyle. Long-term absentees Graeme Goodall and Ally Woodburn will also be assessed.

Willie McLaren looks set to make his second 'debut' for the club after arriving on loan from First Division Hamilton Accies. Paul Lovering and David Lilley are suspended.

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