We’ll go to Gayfield in confidence

Ewan Moyes
Ewan Moyes

Saturday’s trip to league leaders Arbroath holds no concern for Bayview boss Gary Naysmith.

The Fifers put in arguably their best performance of the season so far when they returned to Methil with a 2-0 win over the Red Lichties in September.

In December, though, Arbroath hammered East Fife 5-1 with the game turning at 1-1 when Ross Campbell was sent off.

Naysmith said: “It’s a game I’m looking forward to.

“We were well worth our 2-0 win up there and we beat them deservingly.

“There was nothing in the game at Bayview either until Ross Campbell was sent off and we didn’t react well to that.

“Arbroath are where they are in the league on merit but are having a sticky wee spell themselves at the moment so there’s certainly nothing to be afraid of heading up there.”

The Fifers are likely to head to Gayfield without centre half Ewan Moyes who was completing a move to Montrose as we went to press.

Ross Campbell also looks likely to be heading out the door.

“Ewan is 24 and needs to play games but with Julen, Pagey, Stevie Campbell and myself at the club he’s probably fourth or fifth choice now for centre half,” said the manager.

“That’s no good for him so we managed to get the deal with Montrose complete pretty quickly.

“Ross Campbell is also in talks with a club.”

Naysmith remains hopeful of adding to his ranks.

“We’d like to bring in two or three,” he said.

“We’ve spoken to players and clubs but it’s sometimes a case that the player wants to stay at a higher level.”

Scott Smith and Naysmith are both fit and available for Saturday.