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Match Preview: Alloa Athletic v Cowdenbeath

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Match Preview: Alloa Athletic v Cowdenbeath

PostedDecember 7, 2009

It's Active Nation Scottish Cup 3rd round replay action on Tuesday night as Cowdenbeath and Alloa Athletic vie for the right to face SPL side St. Mirren at Love Street in the next round. The original tie finished 0-0 at Central Park a week ago so the sides go head-to-head again at Recreation Park - kick off 7.45pm.

The Blue Brazil have been inactive since the 28th of November after Saturday's league fixture with Stenhousemur was postponed due to the Ochiliview sides cup commitments. However, it's been a busy and productive time for Danny Lennon and his team as they prepare for the challenges ahead. Lennon spent the earlier part of the week in Spain as part of his Pro-License but returned to take in an extra training session with the squad on Saturday morning. Lennon went on to watch Stenhousemuir in action in preparation for the league fixture next week while Iain Jenkins (assistant manager) took in both of Alloa's recent league games.

"We know this will be another very difficult game but the good thing is that there will be a winner on the night", said Lennon.

"Both sides are aware that St. Mirren await the winners which is an added incentive to the game but out full attention is on Alloa. Our philosophy is always to take it a game at a time and if we can get over this hurdle we will focus on the next challenge."

Mark Baxter is back in the squad after returning to full fitness but Paul McQuade has not recovered from injury in time for this one.

Alloa Athletic have had two games since the original tie and picked up four points on the road from trips to Arbroath and Methill. On-loan striker Iain Russell played a big part for Alloa but will be unavailable for Tuesday night.

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