Airdrie are without defender David Proctor due to a groin injury as they host Ayr at the Excelsior Stadium.
Diamonds boss Gary Bollan is looking for his side to continue moving away from issues at the foot of the table.
He said: "We were strong at home in our last game when we beat Dunfermline and we then went and secured a deserved draw at leaders Forfar. I am looking to build on those results with a win over Ayr.
"It will not be easy as they got a reaction from the appointment of Andy Millen as interim...