Essential changes for Stenny trip

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arbroath manager Paul Sheerin says there will be changes to the side that faces an away trip to Stenhousemuir tomorrow (Saturday).

The boss will be missing two players due to family commitments and he will be forced into making tweaks to the side.

On the Lichties’ last outing away from Gayfield, they were hammered 6-0 by title favourites Queen of the South.

And Mr Sheerin is hoping for a much better result at Ochilview tomorrow.

He told HeraldSport: “There will be a couple of changes to the side this week.

“Tony Bullock and Daniel Rennie will be missing as they both have family commitments so we will have to deal with that.”

“Our away form is not something I’m concerned with, but you want to win your home games as much as you can.

“The last away game at Queen of the South was a real blow so we have to go to Stenhousemuir and try and stay in the mix at the top.

“We need a decent result so Queen of the South don’t get too far ahead of us.”

The Warriors go into the game on the back of a League Cup defeat on Tuesday at the hands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties.

And the boss is hoping his side will have an extra edge when it comes to energy levels.

He explained: “They had to go to extra-time against SPL opposition and play midweek which can be hard for part-time teams.

“So maybe they will be tiring.

“But they will have been buoyed by their performance, even though the result wasn’t the right one so it can work in both ways.

“We have already beat them at home in the cup but obviously it will be different at their place, but we should be confident.”

One player who will definitely be starting tomorrow is goalkeeper Scott Morrison, who has kept two clean sheets in the three games he has started, conceding only one goal in the process.

And the manager said he has been impressed with his recent performances.

He added: “Obviously he conceded a goal on Saturday against Forfar but that was through bad defending more than anything.

“He is our number one ‘keeper at the moment and he has been doing excellent.

“He is signed until January so when Darren Hill does come back in, he will have to stake his place.”