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Morton v Airdrieonians preview

12th September 2014

Bryan Prunty can't wait to get his second spell in the Diamond underway, and the striker has declared himself ready to take on Morton. 

Prunty (30) has returned to New Broomfield following an earlier spell with the Club, and has been working hard to put himself in contention for a second 'debut'. 

"It was good to get a few training sessions in plus a bounce game under my belt, as I've not played in almost 5 weeks. 

"Getting the bounce game was something I really needed as it's been that long since I last started a game. I came through that game with no problems and I'm ready to face Morton - if selected of course. 

"From a personal point of view I can't wait for the games to start and Morton will be a huge test for us."

Spells at Ayr United and Alloa followed Bryan's departure from Airdrie first time round, but he's looking forward to renewing a partnership built at his last club, Dumbarton.

"Jimmy Lister is a great friend of mine and the chance to team up with him again is something I'm really looking forward to. 

"We've had a good partnership on the field before so I'm very hopeful we can continue from our times before. 

"That said, we have Keigan Parker and Jack Kirwan available so there's plenty of options for the gaffer."

Manager Gary Bollan moved to snap up Prunty following Liam Coogans' departure to Huddersfield, and his options at the other end of the park have also been boosted by the loan capture of Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto.

The 19-year-old Canadian joins fellow loanee Ben Richards-Everton (22) at the heart of a youthful defence, and Prunty hopes his experience can be of help to the younger squad members.

"I don't really set myself any targets, but for this season I want to try my very best to help a very young team.

"I'm looking to play as much football as I can and hopefully I can chip in with my share of goals."

Goals are what Airdrie need most, having failed to net in any of their four league games so far this season.

Jim Duffy's men are the next obstacle as the Diamonds aim to break their duck, and the survivors of last season's squad will be keen to get one over on their old team-mate Stefan Milojevic.

Kevin Graham will referee the Cappielow showdown.

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