Dumbarton manager Alan Adamson is hoping that Mark Lamont will be passed fit for the visit of Forfar.
Lamont, on loan from St Mirren, has been nursing a knock and the winger will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.
Meanwhile, youngster Stephen Finnie is back in the squad after Scotland Youth duty.
After moving into a play-off place on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, Adamson's side have lost their last four games and he wants a win over the Loons to push them closer to the finishing line.
"We have had a tough schedule including three games against the top two sides so there is no need to panic about results," Adamson said.
"A win against Forfar would get us going again and that is why I view this as a huge game for us."
Recent signing Paul McKane will be included in the Forfar squad for the first time.
Goalkeeper McKane will be joined by Greg Ross and Chris Hegarty, who are available again after suspension, while striker Ross Campbell could also return to the reckoning after injury.
Dumbarton are looking for the three points that will take them another step closer to safety.
Station Park boss Dick Campbell said: "We are going to Dumbarton looking for the win that pushes us closer to securing Second Division football for next season.
"We are five points ahead of Stirling Albion but that is not enough. However, we have a belief that we can get out of things and that starts at Dumbarton.
"They have plenty to play for but it would be great to get our first win of the season over them."