COUNTY start December with a trip to Lossiemouth as they seek to build upon last weekend's battling victory over Deveronvale by adding another three points to the tally. With only four points separating Nairn up in fifth and Forres Mechanics down in 10th, the visitors to Grant Park know that a slip up is likely to see them drop down the table, giving the match added importance. All you need to know ahead of the trip along the coast is below:
Date: Saturday December 5th 2015
Competition: Scottish Highland League
Kick-off: 3.00 pm
Manager: Charlie Charlesworth
Venue: Grant Park, Lossiemouth
Previous meeting: Nairn County 4 Lossiemouth 1 August 15th 2015
Last time out: Lossiemouth 1 Fraserburgh 2; Nairn County 3 Deveronvale 2
League position: Lossiemouth 11th Nairn County 5th
Form guides: Lossiemouth LWWLLL Nairn County WWWDLW
Team news: The visitors are boosted by the return of Gregg Main from suspension after he sat out last week's win over Deveronvale but fellow midfielder Callum Maclean has an ankle injury, which forced him off shortly after half time last Saturday. Alan Pollock is also available again having been unavailable last week due to being best man at a wedding while Adam Naismith returns having missed the Deveronvale match because of work commitments. John Cameron is struggling with a groin complaint, Martin MacDonald and Wayne Mackintosh are out with a long term knee injuries and Andrew Hardwick is still on loan at Fort William.
One to watch: Darren McConnachie. The agile goalkeeper followed his boss Charlie Charlesworth to Deveronvale a few years ago when he took up the reins at Princess Royal Park but then returned to the Coasters when Charlesworth was reappointed at Grant Park in a major coup for Lossiemouth. His ability and saves over the course of the season are worth several points to Charlesworth's side and the Nairn front line will have to be at their accurate best to find a way past the home team's number one tomorrow.
Match officials: Referee Chris Phillips; Assistants Steve Ross and David Milligan
Weather forecast: Heavy rain 8 degrees 10 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).