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Match Preview: Dunfermline v Cowdenbeath

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Match Preview: Dunfermline v Cowdenbeath

PostedSeptember 16, 2010

The Blue Brazil face closest neighbours Dunfermline Athletic in a league match for the first time in 17 years this weekend at East End Park.

The fixture in 1993, also at East End Park, ended up 2-0 to Cowden thanks to a double from Willie Callaghan and the result effectively ended Dunfermline's promotion hopes.

Cowden have made a great start to life in the First Division under the tuetalage of Jimmy Nicholl, former assistant manager at Dunfermline, with three wins from the opening five games. Both sides sit in the top four with the Pars three points ahead in second place. Cowden secured an impressive away win away to Morton last weekend while Dunfermline defeated promotion rivals Dundee 3-1.

"it was a great display from the lads", said Nicholl.

"We defended well over the piece and more than merited the three points. We created some really good chances throughout the game and the two goals were a result of some excellent finishing. Mini's goal in particular was top drawer.

We know we will be taking on one of the best teams in the division this weekend but the win has further boosted confidence and we will be looking to continue our good form at East End Park.

"It will be a great ocassion for the fans and I hope they all enjoy the day."

John Armstrong trained tonight afte coming off at half time on Saturday suffering from concussion and is set to play. Brian Fairbairn returns to the squad after injury while Joe Mbu made his first appearance since May due to injury in the win over Greenock Morton and will be pushing for a starting place after impressing on his comeback. Injured quartet Jon Robertson, Richard Vauls, Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay again miss out.

Listen to the pre-match chat at Kick Talk radio.

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