Nairn County v Buckie Thistle - Preview

27th August, 2015 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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BUCKIE Thistle are the visitors to Station Park this weekend. All you need to know ahead of the visit of the Jags is below.

Date: Saturday August 29th 2015

Competition: Scottish Highland League

Kick off: 3.00 pm

Opponents: Buckie Thistle

Manager: Graeme Stewart

Previous meeting: Nairn County 1 Buckie Thistle 2 December 6th 2014

Last time out: Rothes 0 Nairn County 3. Buckie Thistle 3 Clachnacuddin 2

League positions: Nairn County 5th Buckie Thistle 13th

Form guides: Nairn County WLWWWW Buckie Thistle LLLLWW

Team news: Tony Wallace is expected to be out for another four to six weeks as he continues his recovery from the knee injury sustained in the North of Scotland Cup quarter final win at Strathspey Thistle earlier this month. Martin MacDonald has recommenced light training after he missed the last three games also with a knee injury. Wayne Mackintosh is still working his way back from a long term groin problem.

One to watch: Dennis Wyness. The veteran striker did it at the highest level of Scottish football for over a decade with Aberdeen, Inverness CT (two spells), Hearts and St Mirren. He has dropped down the leagues over the last five years featuring for Dumbarton and Peterhead before moving to Victoria Park for his first stint in the Highland League after ending a three-year spell with Elgin City. The 38-year-old adds experience to a developing Buckie team and has already proved that he will be a valuable addition to Graeme Stewart’s squad.

Match officials: Referee Douglas Ross. Assistants Steve Ross and Mike Sinclair

Weather forecast: Overcast 16 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).

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