Arbroath put up a decent performance in drawing 1-1 at Forfar in League One last Saturday.
Michael Travis scored their goal and he will be a key man when Dunfermline call in at Gayfield today.
Red Lichties’ player-manager Paul Sheerin is happy with the form of the 20-year-old defender.
“Michael has done well for us when you consider how young he is,” said Paul.
“He’s a good type who looks after himself and he has a right good future ahead of him.
“He reminds me of St Johnstone’s Steven Anderson. They are about the same height and both are quiet and unassuming as well as being good defenders.”
Dunfermline’s former Arbroath midfield man Josh Falkingham gained praise from Pars manager Jim Jefferies for his showing against Ayr in the East End Park side’s 4-2 win last weekend. And he is again likely to be a key figure for the Pars at Gayfield.
Strong-going Forfar face Ayr at home while Brechin City hope to follow up their 4-3 home success over Airdrie with a win at East Fife, who have named Gary Naysmith as their new boss. A win for Brechin will take them above the Fifers.
In the Championship, there is a Fife derby at Stark’s Park where Raith take on Cowdenbeath.
Jimmy Nicholl, back in charge at the Blue Brazil, led his side to a great 2-1 win at Dundee last Saturday. Jimmy had enormous success as manager of Raith but, with Cowden still at the wrong end of the league, he’s looking for three more points tomorrow at the expense of his old club.