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Match Preview – Forfar Athletic v Heart of Midlothian

Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:29

Pre-Season Friendly

Venue – Station Park

Date – Saturday 14th July

Admission Prices – Stand – Adults £10  Concessions (65 & over, under 17’s)  £5

Forfar Athletic Season Tickets valid for this fixture

Summary – The ‘Loons’ undefeated in three outings to date, though one never reads too much into pre-season results will face their stiffest test yet prior to competitive action resuming next midweek when Hearts are the most welcome visitors to Station Park on Saturday first.   Manager Jim Weir will welcome back skipper Michael Travis who was absent on Tuesday past through business commitments to the ranks, while Gary Fraser will face a late fitness check.   Michael Kennedy and Matthew Aitken are absentees.   Obviously the home management team will be treating the fixture as ideal preparation for next Tuesday’s Betfred opener away to Championship outfit Falkirk.

Craig Levein has promised to bring a strong squad north for what will be the last of five pre-season jousts for the Tynecastle outfit.   Following wins over Arbroath, Dumbarton and Partick Thistle, they lost 1-0 to Queen of the South on Wednesday evening.

Craig has in fact made eleven close season signings namely Steven MacLean (St. Johnstone), Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United), Bobby Burns (Glenavon), Jake Mulraney (Inverness Caley Thistle), Olly Lee (Luton Town), Ben Garuccio (Adelaide United), Zdenek Zlamal (F.C. Zin), Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle), Oliver Bozanic (Melbourne City), Peter Haring (SV Ried) and Steven Naysmith who has returned on loan from Norwich City. 

Quite a few are likely to feature in Saturday’s contest as the ‘Jambos’  prepare for Betfred ties away to Cove Rangers and Raith Rovers next week.

Match Officials – Referee –  Euan Anderson    Assistants – Anthony Cooper & Gordon McCabe

Hospitality Guests – Mark Nisbet & Friends, Ewan Phillip (Scotia Forecourt Services) & Party

1984 Lounge Opening Hours – 12.30p.m. till kick-off  -  4.45p.m. till approx 7.30p.m.

Supporters' Information –  Season tickets will be on sale on Saturday at the Secretary’s Office from 10a.m. till 10.30a.m. and then within the 1984 Lounge from 2p.m. till kick-off. 

No match programmes are being printed for pre-season fixtures.

A reminder that members of the Management Team, Playing Squad and the Board of Directors will be in the 1984 Lounge after the game to meet the supporters.    Junior fans are also welcome to have some fun in appropriate footwear on the playing surface in the aftermath of the game.

Next Fixture at Station Park – Betfred Cup v Montrose – Wednesday July 25th – ko 7.45p.m.

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