Morton v Airdrie preview
14th December 2012
Jimmy Boyle believes his side are in for a difficult afternoon at promotion hopefuls Morton tomorrow.
But the Airdrie manager admits just getting the Irn-Bru First Division clash at Cappielow on is what matters most to him.
The Diamonds have been in cold storage since the 0-0 draw at home to Raith Rovers in the league on Saturday, November 24.
And Boyle is hoping an expected thaw is sufficient enough to ensure that this weekend's tie with Allan Moore's men beats the big freeze.
He said: "Morton have a very experienced squad and we know that it is going to be a tough game.
"But we're looking forward to going there and really just want to play after nearly three weeks without a match."
The Diamonds have avoided defeat in four of their last six games and only a poorer goal difference is keeping them in the relegation play-off position.
Boyle is pleased with how things are slowly turning around and has warned the squad that he will be prepared to stick with a winning formula.
He added: "Everybody will need to work hard to keep their place. That's the way we're going to be looking at things.
"I've told the players that if the team is doing well and getting results, then those involved will stay in; regardless of who they are and what age they are."
On the team news front, Jack Boyle and John Boyle are both suspended but new signing Liam Buchanan is in line to make his debut.
Midfielder Sean Lynch is expected to be in the squad but defender Cameron MacDonald won't be considered due to a lack of match fitness.