PARS star Aaron Comrie is set to be back in contention to play in this Saturday’s match with FC Edinburgh.

Boss James McPake has confirmed that the 25-year-old, who missed the win over Falkirk last midweek, will be in the squad for the game after recovering from injury.

Comrie was taken off in the win over Alloa Athletic, which was played three days before the Bairns match, after suffering a nasty cut in a challenge with an opponent.

However, McPake told Press Sport this week: “Aaron’s got his stitches out, so Aaron will come back into contention as well.

“In a way it was lucky that it was just a bad cut. When we all saw it, I think we all feared the worst, and he is really important to the club. The fact it was just a cut, and we got it stitched up, we were always going to take time to get it right.

“The stitches are out now, we’ll move him on this week, and get him up to speed. It’ll not take much; he is naturally fit and he has played a lot of football.

“He’ll come back in which is another boost for the squad.”

The Pars boss added that he has no other injury concerns heading into the game, and that Paul Allan came through Tuesday’s reserve match unscathed.

In that game, a Reserve League Cup semi-final, a team that also included the likes of Kevin O'Hara, Ewan Otoo, Paul Allan, Paul McGowan, Lewis McCann and Nikolay Todorov secured a 3-0 win over Queen of the South.

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O’Hara (above) gave them the lead in the 32nd minute, before Otoo doubled their advantage shortly after half-time,while a Ciaran McKenna own goal made sure of victory.
McPake, who attended the match, added: “The attitude was great, mixed with the younger kids. It was a good game.

“Paul Allan got 90 minutes, Paul McGowan 90, Kevin, Lewis and Todorov got 60, 70 minutes, Ewan as well. All in all, it was a good afternoon.”