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December 08, 2017

Halkirk United v Nairn County U20s - Preview

THE under-20s try again with their North Caledonian Cup quarter final tie away at Halkirk United with the trip to Caithness originally postponed due to high winds three weeks ago.

Since then, Stuart Finnie and Brian Taylorís side have picked up a confidence-boosting friendly win over Inverness City as they recorded a 4-3 success over the North Region Juniors Super League club on Monday night. Meanwhile, opponents Halkirk United went down 3-1 at Inverness Athletic last weekend and they will be looking to reach the last four and what they will see as a winnable tie away at either Bunillidh Thistle or St Duthus.

You can follow live updates from Morrison Park on the official Nairn County social media channels. Simply logon to or @NairnCounty on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the score and all the action from the tie. Preview below:

Date: Saturday December 9th 2017

Competition: North Caledonian Cup quarter final

Kick-off: 1300

Opponents: Halkirk United

Venue: Morrison Park, Halkirk

Previous meeting: n/a

Last time out: Inverness Athletic 3 Halkirk United 1; Inverness City 3 Nairn County U20s 4 (friendly)

Team news: There are a number of first team squad members still young enough to represent the club at under-20s level but Cohen Ramsay, Jordan MacRae, Dylan Mackenzie, Callum Ednie, Jack Maclean, Craig Munro, Ryan Macleod and Max Ewan are all in Ronnie Sharpís squad for Turriff Unitedís visit to Station Park on Saturday while on-loan midfielder Liam MacDonald is injured. On top of that, Stuart Finnie is without Seamus McConaghy, Struan Tweedie, Craig McDermott and Alex Geddes due to work commitments with Sandy Main and Aaron Fraser also injured and goalkeeper Fraser Wilkie a doubt having missed Monday nightís friendly win over Inverness City with a foot injury. Tyler Eadie, Ciaran Young and Logan Hallam have been called up from the under-17s squad while new signing Sean McWilliams is also added to the squad.

Squad: Fraser Wilkie, Aidan Stewart, Euan Wheeler, Jack W. Maclean, Josh Millard, Cameron Maclean, Sam Gordon, Andrew Colliar, Ian Payne, Sam Campbell, Joe Cuthbert, Tyler Eadie, Matthew Macleod, Ryan MacBean, Ciaran Young, Logan Hallam, Sean McWilliams.

Match officials: Referee Graham John.

Weather forecast: Sunny intervals 1 degrees 17 mph wind.

Admission prices: Adults free Concessions free.