Ayr welcome on-loan Motherwell striker Craig Moore back from a ban when they host Rovers.
Missing from Ian McCall’s plans are the injured Paddy Boyle (head knock), Brian Gilmour (ankle) and Jamie Adams (knee) with the Somerset Park manager determined that his side keep pushing for second place.
McCall said: “Albion Rovers are coming here determined to get back into the promotion chase and that is good for us as it means that we have to be on our game from the first whistle.
“We might be in the play-offs already but I want us to remain competitive so I am looking forward to this game.”
Albion Rovers add a fit again Ricardo Talu to their squad however Callum McRobbie misses out through illness and the injured Darren Petrie (toe), Paul Willis (groin) and Andrew Barrowman have all been ruled out.
Player/ manager Darren Young said: “We pushed champions Dunfermline all the way last weekend however our persistent failure to put the ball into the net hurt us again.
“We could have had the game won before they hit the only goal late on.
“Our season is at a bit of a cross-roads in terms of what play-offs we could be involved in. Winning this game would point us in the right direction.”