- Created: Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:37
- Published: Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:37
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Huntly
Brora recorded another impressive win at Buckie last weekend and they'll have new signing Scott Davidson available for the visit of Huntly to Dudgeon Park. Paul Brindle remains out injured.
Huntly will travel without the injured Zander Jack (ankle) and Kai Ross (hamstring). Tom Andrews also misses out due to illness, while Alex Thoirs is offshore.
Buckie Thistle v Lossiemouth
Buckie take on Lossie in a coast derby at Victoria Park and they're boosted by the return to the squad of Scott Adams, Lewis Mackinnon, Sam Robertson and Craig Dorrat.
Connor MacAuley misses out for Lossie with a groin injury. Aaron McLean, Scott Campbell and Baylee Campbell are also doubtful and will face late fitness tests. Ross Elliott out with long term back injury. Jack MacArthur out with foot injury.
Clach v Wick Academy
Scott Dunn is suspended and will miss Clach's home clash with Wick. Fraser Robertson, (knee) Dougie Maclennan, (nose) Steve Martin, (cracked ribs) and Ali Maclean (groin) are all out injured. Iain Maclellan has joined on a one month loan from Rothes.
Wick are without Grant Steven through injury and Alan Farquhar through illness for the visit to Grant Street.
Cove Rangers v Inverurie Locos
League leaders Cove were pushed all the way at Turriff last weekend and they face another tough test against Locos at Balmoral Stadium. Blair Yule is suspended for the home side, but Paul McManus is fit again and returns to the squad.
Johnny Smith and Colin Charlesworth are the only absentees for the visitors.
Forres Mechanics v Formartine Utd
Two of the top six meet at Mosset Park and Forres will still be without Craig McGovern and Lee Fraser. Callum Howarth will have a late fitness test on an ankle problem.
Formartine put an astonishing 14 goals past Fort William last time out, including two from Scott Ferries, who has rejoined the club on a short term deal after his return from Australia.
Fraserburgh v Deveronvale
Fraserburgh take on Deveronvale at Bellslea and they'll be without Gary Harris, Ryan Christie, Michael Rae and Willie West through injury.
Vale will go in the game with the same squad of 14 players who were victorious against Clach last weekend.
Keith v Turriff Utd
Keith boss Dean Donaldson will have the same squad to choose from that lost to Huntly in their derby clash last time out.
Ross Anderson is suspended for Turriff, but Leighton Duncan could be involved after joining on loan from Elgin City. The club have also appointed former Huntly co-manager Tommy Wilson as their new assistant manager.
Rothes v Nairn County
Rothes are at full strength for the visit of Nairn to Mackessack Park, minus Iain Maclellan, who has joined Clach on a one month loan.
Liam Shewan could start for the visitors after scoring a hat-trick in a friendly against Burghead Thistle in midweek.
Strathspey Thistle v Fort William
Stephen Rennie is still suspended and will miss Strathspey's home game with Fort William. Chris Innes and Lee Wilson are also unavailable and Craig Mainland is doubtful.
Fort will have a couple of players back from injury and holiday, but Darren Quigg, Andy Martin and Michael Gillespie are all unavailable due to work commitments.