- Created: Friday, 14 December 2018 23:58
- Published: Friday, 14 December 2018 23:58
- Written by Stephen Shand
Clach v Brora Rangers
Clach take on Brora at Grant Street and they'll be without the injured Dougie Maclennan (nose) and John Macaskill (calf). Colin Macrae can't play against his parent club and Paul Smith also misses out with work commitments.
Brora are in great form and they continued that with a Highland League Cup win at Buckie last time out. Paul Brindle and James Ross remain out for the Cattachs.
Cove Rangers v Rothes
Leaders Cove will be aiming to get back to winning ways in the league when Rothes visit Balmoral Stadium, after they suffered their first defeat of the season at title rivals Fraserburgh a fortnight ago.
Boss Steven Macdonald has a full strength squad to choose from for visitors Rothes, who have slipped to 12th place after just one win in their last five league outings.
Formartine Utd v Deveronvale
Formartine and Deveronvale meet again at North Lodge Park, just 8 days after the home side triumphed in their League Cup Quarter-Final clash.
Vale manager Steve Dolan will go into the game with the same squad to choose from as last weekend.
Forres Mechanics v Lossiemouth
Forres take on Lossiemouth at Mosset Park and they'll be without the unavailable Graham Fraser. Craig McGovern and Lee Fraser will be out for the foreseeable future.
James McLaren and Fraser Forbes are both unavailable for Lossie, while Scott Campbell and Stewart Black are suspended. Ross Elliott is out with a back injury and Connor MacAuley will face a late fitness test.
Fort William v Huntly
Fort William face Huntly at Claggan Park and boss Kris Anderson has a fully fit squad to select from for this one.
Gary McGowan and Cammy Booth miss out through suspension for the visitors, while Matthew Johnson is out injured.
Fraserburgh v Keith
Broch have closed the gap on Cove at the top to just two points, and they'll aim to keep the pressure on against Keith at Bellslea. Gary Harris, Jamie Beagrie and Willie West are all out injured, but Marc Dickson is fit again and returns to the squad.
Jamie MacAllister and Ryan Kier both remain out injured for the Maroons, who are also in decent form, having lost just once in their last five league outings.
Inverurie Locos v Turriff Utd
Locos' duo Johnny Smith and Jamie Michie are still out injured and miss the visit of Turriff to Harlaw Park. They also have doubts over a couple of other players. Youngsters Thomas Reid, Andrew Watt and Josh Bolton could feature again after playing at Huntly two weeks ago.
Turriff will make the short trip to Inverurie with a fully fit squad, as they look to end a disappointing recent run of results.
Strathspey Thistle v Buckie Thistle
The battle of the Jags takes place at Seafield Park, and Strathspey will be without Craig MacMillan through injury and Richard Tawse due to work commitments. Craig Mainland is also a doubt, while Ross Naismith returns to the squad.
Buckie remain without their long term injury victims, but Kieran Adams is back from offshore and will be in the squad. Shaun Carroll and Scott Adams are both out with hamstring injuries.
Wick Academy v Nairn County
Wick had an excellent League Cup win over Forres last time out and they'll hope to continue that form against Nairn at Harmsworth Park. The home side will be without Jack Halliday, while Grant Steven is doubtful with a knee injury.
Nairn travel north having won only once in five matches in the league, and will hope to improve on that form here.