- Created: Friday, 13 September 2019 23:48
- Published: Friday, 13 September 2019 23:48
- Written by Stephen Shand
Buckie Thistle v Fort William
Second-placed Buckie face Fort William at Victoria Park and they'll be without Kieran Adams and Daniel Bell due to work commitments. Sam Morrison also misses out with a broken hand, while Declan Milne and Jay Cheyne are both out on loan. Lewis MacKinnon returns from injury.
Full squad for selection with exception of the big man, John Treasurer who has a few weeks recovery left. Squads positive and looking forward to Saturday.
Clach v Turriff Utd
Two of the bottom six meet at Grant Street as new Clach boss Sandy McLeod aims to guide his side to their first league points of the season.
Turriff played well in defeat to Formartine in midweek, and they'll hope to continue that form on their trip to the Highland capital.
Deveronvale v Brora Rangers
Deveronvale take on Brora at Princess Royal Park as they look for their first league win since 10th August. Boss Steve Dolan names the same squad who narrowly lost out to local rivals Buckie on Wednesday night.
Brora will be without the injured Paul Brindle and Steven Mackay. John Pickles, Dale Gillespie and Kyle Macleod return to the squad.
Formartine Utd v Forres Mechanics
Formartine host Forres at North Lodge Park after returning to winning ways at Turriff in midweek. The likes of Garry Wood and Scott Lisle will be pushing for a return to the starting line-up after starting on the bench at The Haughs. Aaron Norris has signed for the club on a permanent deal from Peterhead and could be involved.
Callum Howarth and Ryan Farquhar are out with hamstring and knee injuries respectively for the Cans, while there is also a doubt over Stuart Soane with a calf problem.
Huntly v Keith
Huntly earned their first point of the season with a good draw at Strathspey on Wednesday night. Craig Reid and Euan Storrier will miss the derby with Keith at Christie Park, while David Booth is also out with an ankle injury. Defender Chris Herd returns to the squad.
Keith remain without Ryan Spink, Stewart Hutcheon, Ryan Kier and David Dey, but the Maroons are boosted by the return of Andy Smith, Adam Clark and talisman Cammy Keith. Jay Cheyne has joined the club on loan from Buckie Thistle and could make his debut.
Nairn County v Fraserburgh
Nairn face league leaders Fraserburgh at Station Park and they'll have the same squad available who drew at Keith in midweek. Boss Ronnie Sharp could make changes to freshen up his team.
Michael Rae is back in the squad after suspension for Broch as they look to continue their unbeaten league run. Ryan Sargent also returns.
Rothes v Inverurie Locos
Rothes lost out to a late Brora winner in midweek and they face another tough test at home to in-form Locos.
Locos travel without last weekend's two-goal hero Calum Dingwall, who is unavailable. Forward Johnny Smith also misses out.
Wick Academy v Lossiemouth
Wick take on Lossiemouth at Harmsworth Park and will be without Alan Farquhar, Grant Steven, Marc Macgregor, Jack Henry and Jack Halliday through injury. Youngsters Ben Sinclair, Ryan Campbell, Mark Macadie and Grant Aitkenhead all signed for the club on Monday and could be in the squad.
Lossie find themselves in the bottom three after home defeats by Keith and Fraserburgh in the last week. A win tomorrow could close the gap on their opponents to just two points.