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Ayr United vs. Alloa Athletic

SPFL Championship

Saturday 30th January 2021. Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, we welcome Alloa Athletic to Somerset Park for our first home match of 2021. The Honest Men returned to action last weekend after three weeks without a game, earning a goalless draw away to second-placed Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park.

 

United remain unbeaten at home in the league this season but have gone six games without a win in the Championship and will look to change that when they host the Wasps.

 

Opposition:

Alloa Athletic head to Ayrshire sitting in ninth position in the league table, one point above bottom side Arbroath. The Wasps are without a win in their last six matches, including a 3-2 defeat at home to Cove Rangers at Recreation Park in the Scottish Cup. Alloa’s last match was a 3-1 defeat at home to league leaders Hearts.

 

Team News: Jordan Houston misses out with injury. Everyone else is fit and available.

Mark says: “Looking to build on last week, we had a good solid shape about us and looked a good unit right throughout the team. We haven’t played at Somerset this year so we are looking forward to being at home and want to get off to a good start. We have had a few weeks to really work on things and we now have some real competition for places which can only help us moving forward.”

 

League Form:

 

Ayr United: LLDLD

Alloa Athletic: LDWDD

 

Head to head

 

Ayr United wins: 65

Draws: 27

Alloa Athletic wins: 31

 

In the last eight matches between the sides United have taken 22 points from a possible 24.

 

Last Meeting: Our last win came against Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park at the start of December. Luke McCowan and Andy Murdoch were on the scoresheet in a match that saw a late red card for Cammy Smith.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – Peter Stuart

Assistant Referee 1 – David Roome

Assistant Referee 2 – Chris Rae

 

Live Coverage:

Supporters of both sides can purchase a PPV Pass to watch this game for £12.50 by visiting https://ayrunitedmedia.co.uk/live-streaming. Season ticket holders should use their QR code to log-on to watch the match.

 

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