- Created: Saturday, 28 August 2021 11:53
- Published: Saturday, 28 August 2021 11:53
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Nairn County
Brora have returned to form with three straight wins, they’ll hope to continue that run against Nairn County at Dudgeon Park. Martin Maclean, Ally Macdonald, Andrew Macrae and Colin Williamson miss out, but John Pickles is available again and returns to the squad.
Nairn travel without the unavailable Callum Howarth, Tom McLennan, Fraser Dingwall, Liam Shewan and Max Ewan.
Clach v Turriff Utd
Clach are unbeaten in four league matches as they take on Turriff United at Grant Street. Connor Bunce and Ryan Mackintosh both return to the squad, but Steven Kelly misses out.
Turriff produced a superb fightback from three goals down to grab a point at home to Strathspey in midweek. They’ll hope to build on that result in Inverness.
Formartine Utd v Buckie Thistle
Formartine will aim to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Brechin when Buckie Thistle visit North Lodge Park. Stuart Anderson is likely to miss out through injury, but Daniel Park returned in midweek and will be in the squad.
Adam MacLeod is out with a knee injury for the visitors, while Hamish Munro and Scott Adams are also struggling with injuries. Lewis Dunbar and Lyall Booth have both left the club.
Forres Mechanics v Lossiemouth
Forres host Lossiemouth at Mosset Park and they’ll be without Owen Paterson through suspension, and the injured Owen Loveland (fractured ribs) and Joe Gauld (knee). Four other players have minor muscle strains, but they will need to play due to a lack of numbers. Dale Wood returns from a lengthy ban.
Lossie remain without Ally Bellingham due to a knee injury, while Brodie Allen is doubtful and new signing Ryan Farquhar is a few weeks away from fitness. Jared Kennedy and Dean Stewart could return to the squad.
Fort William P-P Brechin City
Fraserburgh v Inverurie Locos
League leaders Fraserburgh face another top four test when Inverurie Locos visit Bellslea. Paul Campbell’s injury time penalty preserved Broch's unbeaten league start at Buckie in midweek.
New Locos boss Richard Hastings makes his debut in the visiting dugout, and he'll have a full squad to pick from, providing a couple of players recover from knocks they received in the draw against Rothes in midweek.
Huntly v Rothes
Another two unbeaten sides meet at Christie Park, where Huntly meet Rothes. The home side threw away a two-goal lead in the draw at Deveronvale on Wednesday night.
Gary Kerr, Wayne Mackintosh, Paul Macleod, Aiden Wilson, Jack Brown, Ewan Neil, Ian Mackenzie and Adam Crichton all miss out for the visitors.
Strathspey Thistle v Keith
Strathspey face Keith at Seafield Park and they have doubts over Robert Donaldson, Kieran Chalmers and Craig MacKenzie. Andrew MacLean, Michael MacCallum, Jake Thompson and Stephen Rennie are all unavailable.
New Keith manager Craig Ewen has made a good start with four points from two games, he'll be without Scott Henry, Scott Gray, James Brownie, Liam Duncan and Rhys Thomas for this one. Keiran Yeats returns to the squad.
Wick Academy v Deveronvale
Richard Macadie, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Ross Allan, Gary Manson and Joe Anderson al miss out for Wick when Deveronvale visit Harmsworth Park. Gordon MacNab returns to the squad.
Vale have Aaron Hamilton, Harry Noble and Robbie Allan out with injuries, while Kyle Willox is out through illness. Michael Watson, Grant Noble and Kevin Adams are all available again.