Published Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Linfield boss David Jeffrey. (© Pacemaker)
If David Jeffrey's side win, they can leap-frog the newly-promoted side and secure their first three points of the season to move them off the bottom of the league table.
But as Jeffrey pointed out on the club's website, they have injury problems to contend with too.
"We will continue to be missing Alan Blayney, Mark Haughey, Andrew Waterworth, Reece Glendinning and Philip Lowry," he explained.
"In addition Aaron Burns misses out because of an automatic suspension and Kyle McVey will miss out due to a shoulder injury while Ross Clarke picked up an injury playing for the Swifts on Saturday.
"It means we are down to 15 players available for (the) game so we will promote one of our young players from the Swifts panel."
Jeffrey added that he saw some signs to encourage him from the weekend's derby with Glentoran.
He continued: "We were greatly heartened by the commitment and the courage on display in Saturday's game with Glentoran.
"We now need to kick on and get points on the board and of course the aim will be to start that process but Warrenpoint have shown in several of their games this season that they will provide a formidable challenge so we have prepared for and will expect a very tough game."
Meanwhile Crusaders skipper Colin Coates will be back for their match at Seaview with Dungannon Swifts, having served a two-match suspension.
Portadown moved up to second following Friday's win at Cliftonville and now face Ballymena.
Glenavon travel to Ballinamallard United, and Glentoran play Ards.
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