COUNTY go to Victoria Park, Buckie tomorrow looking to bring some festive cheer back to Station Park with them by way of three points but it is not going to be an easy one against a Thistle side who defeated Nairn in the reverse fixture earlier on in the season. A preview of tomorrow's match is below:
Date: Saturday December 19th 2015
Competition: Scottish Highland League
Kick-off: 3.00 pm
Opponents: Buckie Thistle
Manager: Graeme Stewart
Venue: Victoria Park, Buckie
Previous meeting: Nairn County 1 Buckie Thistle 3 August 29th 2015
Last time out: Clachnacuddin 0 Buckie Thistle 4; Nairn County 2 Rothes 1
League position: Buckie Thistle 6th Nairn County 5th
Form guides: Buckie Thistle LWLWDW Nairn County WDLWWW
Team news: John Cameron came through training unscathed this week as he recovers from a groin strain but he will not travel for this one. Glenn Main may be back in the squad though after being sidelined because of a toe injury but definitely ruled out are Wayne Mackintosh and Martin MacDonald, with the former recovering from surgery. Alan Pollock signed a new contract this week and may return to the starting line-up for the trip along the coast having impressed as a substitute last weekend while Andrew Hardwick is loaned out to Fort William.
One to watch: Chris Angus. The midfielder is one of Buckie's main attacking threats on the right wing. He played at full back for the Jags during their championship winning seasons, so is diligent in terms of the defensive side of the game too. He is sure to be a handful for whoever plays on the left for Nairn and keeping him quiet will be important if the visitors want to come away with the points. He showed his class with an exquisite chipped goal away at Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup earlier on in the season.
Match officials: Referee George Robertson; Assistants Gary Falconer and Ewan Jarvie
Weather forecast: Light cloud 13 degrees 16 mph wind
Admission prices: Adults £8 Children / OAPs £5 (two children under the age 14 are admitted for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult).