Edinburgh City’s Lowland League Cup defeat at Spartans last week cost them more than points on the board in the Central Section B table.
Ian McFarland’s second-half dismissal for a second yellow means he is unavailable for the weekend trip to Maryhill to face BSC Glasgow.
John MacDonald filled in at right-back with Jordan Caddow and Jaxon Wishart injured, only to be forced off with an ankle injury.
Midfielder Mark Torrance (calf muscle) is also doubt.
Elsewhere, the remaining Edinburgh and Lothian sides will hope to get their Lowland League Cup campaigns underway after the weather decimated the fixture list last weekend. Preston Athletic host East Kilbride at The Pennypitt.
The Panners will be without goalie John Gilbertson, while midfielder Chris Cairney is suspended. Edinburgh University host their Stirling counterparts in the other Central Section A fixture.