- Created: Friday, 17 February 2017 19:53
- Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 19:53
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland League Cup First Round
Deveronvale v Nairn County
Deveronvale and Nairn try again after last weekend's Highland League Cup tie at Princess Royal Park was postponed. Chris Blackhall, Dan Smith, Scott Fraser and Kevin Adams all miss out for the home side.
Nairn have Jack Maclean available for this cup tie, with his suspension only applying to league matches. Gary Kerr serves a one-match ban, while Paul Macleod should be fit after picking up a knock against Cove last time out.
Clach v Huntly
Clach are in decent form as they push for a top-half finish, putting six past Fort William in the cup in midweek. Martin Callum and Matty Grant miss the visit of Huntly through injury and Stuart Leslie is offshore. Ryan Mackintosh is also unavailable, while the club are hopeful of bringing James Ross in on loan in time to feature tomorrow.
Huntly were on the receiving end of champions Cove's devastating return to goalscoring form on Wednesday night, as Co-Managers Andy Roddie and Tommy Wilson suffered their first defeat since taking over in December. The club have confirmed the signing of Kieran Adams on a 2 and a half year contract from Locos and he goes straight into the squad for their trip to Clach. Long term injury victim Martin MacDonald is their only absentee.
Formartine Utd v Inverurie Locos
Formartine squeezed past Rothes in the cup during the week and they take on Locos in a derby clash at North Lodge Park tomorrow. Striker Neil Gauld will hope to retain his place after netting a double in midweek.
Locos will look to bounce back from their mauling at Brora, but face another tough test at local rivals Formartine. Neil McLean misses out and boss Neil Cooper is waiting on the fitness of one other player before naming his squad.
Cove Rangers v Forres Mechanics
Cove welcome Forres to Harlaw Park and they're in imperious form, having notched up a stunning 24 goals in their last four games. Jonny Smith and Grant Campbell are their only absentees for this one.
Forres face another big test at the free scoring champions after they pushed Brora all the way in midweek. Jordan Wardrope and Kyle Scott remain out for the visitors, while Stuart Knight is doubtful after coming off injured in midweek.