Brora Rangers v Nairn County - Preview

29th September, 2017 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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BRORA Rangers go in search of a seventh consecutive victory with Nairn County making the trip up to Dudgeon Park in what will be the second meeting of the two sides in less than a month.

In a reverse fixture at the start of September, Brora eased through to the semi finals of the North of Scotland Cup against a weakened Nairn team with manager Ronnie Sharp taking the opportunity to rotate his squad that night due to the number of fixtures being forced upon his players at this early stage of the season.

Sacrificing their place in the cup was ultimately justified as Keith were put to the sword the following Saturday by a rested and refreshed County outfit and it is likely to be a much-changed Nairn eleven which dons the yellow jerseys at Dudgeon Park than appeared in the cup tie.

Brora have been hitting top gear again with six wins in a row since their draw at Fraserburgh just over a month ago and having dumped Girvan out of the Scottish Cup with a convincing 5-0 success last weekend, they will be confident of adding another three points to their tally as their pursue Highland League leaders, Cove Rangers.

If you cannot make it to the match to support the team then you can follow live updates on the official Nairn County social media feeds. Simply logon to facebook.com/nairncountyfc or follow @NairnCounty on Twitter for team lines before kick-off, live coverage of all of the major talking points as they happen throughout the match, a report on the final whistle and reaction from the Nairn camp after the match. Preview below:

Date: Saturday September 30th 2017

Competition: Scottish Highland Football League

Kick-off: 1500

Opponents: Brora Rangers

Manager: Ross Tokely

Venue: Dudgeon Park, Brora

Previous meeting: Nairn County 0 Brora Rangers 4 September 6th 2017

Last time out: Brora Rangers 5 Girvan 0; Nairn County 1 Whitehill Welfare 0

League position: Brora Rangers 4th Nairn County 7th

Form guides: Brora Rangers WWWWWW Nairn County WLLWLW

Team news: There are two players still on the injury list with persistent knee problems as Nairn County prepare to make the trip north to face Brora Rangers. Defender Callum Maclean is still sidelined and is expected to be out for another few weeks yet while club captain Gregg Main is yet to play this season and is currently awaiting the results of the MRI scan of his knee that he received earlier this month. Ryan Macleod has been loaned out to Inverness Athletic for a month and will feature for them in the Football Times Cup tie with Orkney while Calum Riddell remains sidelined through illness.

One to watch: Andrew Greig. The livewire forward bagged a hat-trick in Brora's Scottish Cup stroll against Girvan last weekend. He was unlucky not to add to his tally for the season when these two clubs met at Station Park at the beginning of the month after hitting the post twice. Full of trickery, pace and quick feet, he also has an end product to match with his deliveries from wide creating scoring opportunities for his team mates or cutting inside and finding the net himself. The former Inverness CT youngster is a key part of Brora's 4-2-4 attacking setup and keeping him quiet will be a hard task for Nairn.

Match officials: Referee Billy Baxter, Assistants Alex McDonald and Paul Reid.

Weather forecast: Sunny intervals 15 degrees 12 mph wind.

Admission prices: Adults £8 Concessions £5 (two children under the age of 14 are admitted for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult).

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