- Created: Saturday, 11 September 2021 13:06
- Published: Saturday, 11 September 2021 13:06
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Buckie Thistle
Current champions Brora Rangers meet fellow title challengers Buckie Thistle in a potential cracker at Dudgeon Park. The home side bring recent arrivals Max Ewan and Adam Mackinnon into the squad, but Martin Maclean and James Wallace are both unavailable.
Adam McLeod (knee) and Declan Milne (groin) remain out injured for the Jags, who recorded a superb five-one win at Formartine in their last league fixture.
Clach v Deveronvale
Clach’s tremendous form has lifted them up to fourth place, with four wins and a draw in their last five league games. Boss Jordan Macdonald has a fully fit squad to choose from for the visit of Deveronvale to Grant Street.
Kevin Adams, Dane Ballard, Sam Robertson, Robbie Allan and Michael Watson are all struggling for Vale and will face late fitness tests. Matty Jamieson is out injured, but Matthew Wallace and Jamie Tinnock are available again and return to the squad.
Formartine Utd v Huntly
Formartine reached yet another Aberdeenshire Cup final with victory over Deveronvale in midweek. They’ll be aiming to end a run of three league defeats in a row against Huntly at North Lodge Park. Ryan Spink, Stuart Anderson and Darryn Kelly remain out for the home side.
Huntly still have a lengthy injury list which includes Colin Charlesworth, Stuart Taylor, Liam McDonald, Bradley Manson, Cammy Booth, Glenn Murison, Angus Grant and Gavin Elphinstone. Alex Thoirs is also missing as he is offshore.
Forres Mechanics v Turriff Utd
Forres take on Turriff United at Mosset Park, with Ross McPherson and Craig Dorrat both suspended after their red cards at Nairn last weekend. Joe Gauld (knee) is out injured and Callum Johnston is unavailable.
Turriff are still looking for their first league win and have lost their last two outings against Clach and Lossiemouth.
Fort William v Inverurie Locos (Harlaw Park)
Fort William have seven players unavailable for the trip to face Inverurie Locos. Junior Caulker is also out after a successful operation for a skin graft. He should be available towards the end of this month. Three recent additions could be involved, along with Joe Barnieh following his return from injury, and goalkeeper Ryan Hunter.
Sam Burnett is struggling with a knock from last week for Locos, while Neil McLean and Gary McGowan come back into consideration after coming through training this week.
Lossiemouth v Keith
Ryan Sewell is unavailable for Lossie and misses the visit of Keith to Grant Park. Michael Weir returns to the squad, but Ally Bellingham remains out with a long term knee injury.
James Brownie, Liam Duncan, Scott Henry and Kieran Yeats are all unavailable for the visitors, while Dem Yunus is suspended. Andrew Stewart returns to the squad.
Nairn County v Brechin City
Nairn County face Brechin at Station Park and the home side will be hoping to return to winning ways after a run of seven games without a victory.
Brechin manager Andy Kirk has further strengthened his squad with the addition of highly rated winger Cameron Ross from Broxburn Athletic. City will travel up to Station Park with a near fully fit squad, with a slight concern over one player who will be assessed ahead of kick off.
Strathspey Thistle v Rothes
Strathspey host Rothes at Seafield Park in a repeat of their recent North of Scotland Cup semi final clash. Robbie Donaldson, Jake Thompson, Kieran Chalmers, Kris Duncan and Craig Mackenzie all miss out for the home side, but James McShane is available again and returns to the squad.
Wayne Mackintosh, Greg Morrison, Gary Kerr, Sean Linden and Ewan Neil miss out for Rothes. Jack Brown is also very doubtful, while Aiden Wilson comes back into the squad.
Wick Academy v Fraserburgh
Wick take on league leaders Fraserburgh at Harmsworth Park and they’ll be without the unavailable Brandon Sinclair, Joe Anderson, Alan Farquhar, Gary Manson, Jack Henry, Richard Macadie, Liam Bain, Mark Macadie and Gordon MacNab.
Broch boss Mark Cowie has a full squad to choose from for the trip north, as the visitors look to continue their unbeaten league run.