Updated Thursday, 25th November 2004
After a marvelous result at Tynecastle last week we return to Fir Park to face Dunfermline. It will be a tough game but three points would be very helpful to our cause.
A couple of weeks ago, we were in danger of being adrift in the bottom half of the table. Two good results have pulled us back into contention but this game signals the start of an ‘easy’ (if there is such a thing!) run. Dunfermline, Livingston and
We will be high on confidence and our new system restricted Hearts to very few chances last week. Hopefully we’ll be using a formation nearer 4-3-3 than 4-5-1 on Saturday although this will probably mean that if Scott McDonald is fit again he can only claim a place on the bench. Phil O’Donnell missed out last week with a mystery injury and he may or may not return to the squad.
This is a hard game but if we have top six (or higher!) aspirations, then it is one we need to win. A loss would kill our new good run in its tracks but right now if we play the way we can do, a point is the worst we’ll finish with. Hopefully we’ll do a little better than that though and triumph by the odd goal in three, 2-1 ‘Well.