Created: Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:44
Published: Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:44
Written by Stephen Shand
Formartine Utd v Deveronvale
Formartine have made a superb start to the season and they will look to continue that against Deveronvale at North Lodge Park.
Vale recorded a good victory over Wick last time out and they have Grant Pennet and Paul Sutherland back in their squad for this one. Chris Blackhall is unavailable.
Fort William v Brora Rangers
Fort's Michael Ellis and John Treasurer will both have late fitness tests before the home clash with Brora. Richard Tawse and Iain Foggo return to the squad, but Andrew Martin misses out due to work commitments.
John Pickles and Paul Brindle have minor knocks and will have fitness tests for Brora before the long trip west.
Fraserburgh v Rothes
Fraserburgh meet Rothes at Bellslea in what's sure to be an intriguing early season top six clash. Michael Rae is out injured for the home side.
Rothes continued their impressive start to the season with victory over Locos last weekend and they are without Steven Fraser for the trip to face the Broch.
Inverurie Locos v Cove Rangers
Neil Gauld is back in the Locos' squad for the visit of Cove Rangers to Harlaw Park. Neil McLean is suspended and Ryan Broadhurst unavailable due to work commitments. Connor Rennie also misses out through injury.
Jonny Smith is the only absentee for table toppers Cove, who have scored a stunning 21 goals without reply in their opening three fixtures.
Keith v Forres Mechanics
Keith take on Forres at Kynoch Park and they remain without James Brownie, Ryan Keir and Lewis Buxton. Bruce Raffell is a doubt with a groin injury, while Andy Smith returns after suspension.
Craig McGovern and Ryan Stuart are fitness doubts for Forres and Simon Allan is on holiday, Graeme Grant is also unavailable and Jordan Milne is out with a medial ligament injury. Jordan Wardrope and Ross MacPherson remain sidelined for the Cans.
Nairn County v Clach
Nairn produced an excellent display to win at Buckie last weekend and they take on local rivals Clach at Station Park. Jack McLean misses out through injury, but Adam and Ross Naismith are available again and return to the squad.
Clach lost narrowly to Turriff last time out and will look to return to winning ways in this one.
Strathspey Thistle v Huntly
Strathspey are looking for their first points of the season when they take on Huntly at Seafield Park. Scott Hume is suspended after his red card at Brora last weekend, while Scott Lisle could feature after joining the club on loan from Brora.
Huntly have a fully fit squad to choose from as they hope to build on excellent wins over Brora and Lossiemouth at Grantown.
Turriff Utd v Lossiemouth
Turriff have made an unbeaten start and they host Lossiemouth at the Haughs. They have Neale Davidson, Cammy Booth, David Booth and David Ross out
Lossie are without Scott Dunn through suspension and the unavailable Cameron Farquhar and Craig Mainland, but welcome back Ryan Farquhar and Harry Noble from holiday. Nathan Smith and Iain Macrae also return after serving suspensions. Under 20s goalkeeper Murray Bushell is added to the visitors' squad.
Wick Academy v Buckie Thistle
Wick are still searching for their first league win and face another tough test against champions Buckie at Harmsworth Park.
Buckie make the long trip north looking to bounce back from their first home league defeat in 17 months against Nairn last time out. Greg Sim, Ross Salmon, Kai Ross, Sean Carroll, Declan Milne and Ross Elder are all out on loan from the Jags.