A TRIP to Christie Park awaits Nairn County tomorrow as they aim to immediately respond to Wednesday night's narrow defeat to Cove Rangers in a positive manner by taking all three points and boosting their hopes of a top five finish in the 2015/16 Highland League table. A full preview of the match is below:
Date: Saturday March 19th 2015
Competition: Scottish Highland Football League
Kick-off: 3.00 pm
Manager: Mark Gray
Venue: Christie Park, Inverness
Previous meeting: Nairn County 1 Huntly 0 November 4th 2015
Last time out: Rothes 0 Huntly 2; Nairn County 1 Cove Rangers 2
League position: Huntly 15th Nairn County 6th
Form guides: Huntly DLLWLW Nairn County WLDWWL
Team news: Gregg Main will be suspended for this trip to Christie Park after he was red carded in the home match against Cove Rangers in midweek. Martin MacDonald, Tony Wallace and Wayne Mackintosh remain on the injury list. Work commitments have ruled Adam Naismith out of the last two games and he may be unavailable again and miss out and an away match at his former club, as could Ross Naismith, John Cameron and Bradley Halsman for the same reason. Andrew Hardwick continues his loan at Fort William.
One to watch: James Duguid. The striker helped himself to a goal in Huntly's win at Rothes in midweek and will be keen to add to his calling when Nairn come calling this weekend. He was previously with Turriff United in the Highland League but having failed to break through fully at the Haughs, a loan spell at Christie Park was followed by a permanent switch to the Black and Golds and he is working his way towards making a name for himself at this level under the tutelage of manager Mark Gray, who will be hopeful that the attacker can fill the gap in his line up vacated by David Booth's recent transfer to Turriff.
Match officials: Referee David Watt; Assistants Gary Falconer and Gerry Cheyne
Weather forecast: Thick cloud 6 degrees 5 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).