- Created: Saturday, 01 December 2018 10:46
- Published: Saturday, 01 December 2018 10:46
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Forres Mechanics
The top four teams in the league face each other and it's third versus fourth as Brora take on Forres at Dudgeon Park. Neil Macdonald, Paul Brindle and James Ross miss out for the home side, but Gavin Morrison returns to the squad.
Graham Fraser is suspended for Forres, while Stuart Knight, (groin) Craig McGovern, (knee) and Lee Fraser (knee) are all out injured. Alan McPhee is also unavailable, while Stuart Soane and Martin Groat could be fit enough to return to the bench.
Buckie Thistle v Fort William
Buckie take on Fort William at Victoria Park and they remain without the injured Daniel Bell, Sam Urquhart, Ceiran McLean, John McLeod, Hamish Munro, Kevin Fraser, Shaun Caroll, Scott Adams and Jay Cheyne.
Fort have a few availability concerns for tomorrow and another it will be another young side travelling to Buckie.
Fraserburgh v Cove Rangers
Bellslea is the venue for the top of the table clash between Fraserburgh and Cove Rangers. Willie West, Michael Rae and Marc Dickson are all out injured for Broch, who will be aiming for a win to put a dent in Cove's perfect league record and close the gap between them to five points.
Cove talisman Mitch Megginson is doubtful and will face a late fitness test, while Ryan Strachan is fit again and returns to the squad.
Huntly v Inverurie Locos
Huntly face Locos in the A96 derby at Christie Park and they'll be without Matthew Johnson and Darren Wood for this one. The home side were boosted this week with the news that Ross Still, Cammy Booth and Alex Thoirs have all agreed contract extensions to 2021.
Locos could close the gap at the top with a win, with the four teams above them playing each other. Greg Mitchell, Connor Rennie, Andy Hunter, Johnny Smith and Joe McCabe all miss out for the visitors.
Keith v Clach
Keith welcome Clach to Kynoch Park and they'll have Ryan Spink back in the squad after a month out with work commitments. Jamie MacAllister and Scott Begg are still missing, while Ryan Robertson is a doubt and will have a late fitness test.
Clach are in decent form and pushed runaway league leaders Cove all the way last weekend. Boss Brian Macleod has a full squad available to choose from, apart from Dougie Maclennan, who is still out injured.
Lossiemouth v Wick Academy
Lossie have a home clash with Wick at Grant Park and they'll still be without Aaron McLean with an ankle injury. Jack MacArthur and Fraser Forbes are also unavailable.
Wick are without Sam Mackay, Alan Hughes and Grant McNab. Grant Steven and Jack Henry will have late fitness tests, while Michael Steven returns to the squad.
Nairn County v Deveronvale
Kenny McKenzie and Fraser Dingwall are set to return for Nairn as they welcome Deveronvale to Station Park. They could also be joined in the squad by Dylan Mackenzie.
Daniel Middler is added to the visitor's squad from last weekend, after he joined the club from Colony Park Under 17s.
Rothes v Strathspey Thistle
Rothes meet Strathspey Thistle at Mackessack Park and they'll be without Ashley Ballam, who's on holiday. Alan Pollock returns to the squad.
Graeme Grant has returned to training after an injury lay off and will be in the Jags' squad. Richard Tawse, Chris Innes and John Cameron all miss out with work commitments.
Turriff Utd v Formartine Utd
Turriff take on Formartine at The Haughs and they'll be hoping to end a disappointing run of results with a victory over their local rivals. Striker Nikolas Wozniak has moved to Junior side Bridge of Don Thistle after almost four years at the club
The visitors return to league duties after Scottish Cup and League Cup ties, and they'll aim to continue their fine league form which has seen them win their last four matches.