AFTER upsetting one of the title favourites in their last outing back at the start of the month, Nairn County aim to do the same to another when Cove Rangers visit Station Park for the home side's first match on their own turf of 2016. Read on for a Preview of tomorrow's fixture:
Date: Saturday January 23rd 2015
Competition: Scottish Highland League
Kick-off: 3.00 pm
Opponents: Cove Rangers
Manager: John Sheran
Venue: Station Park, Nairn
Previous meeting: Cove Rangers 6 Nairn County 1 October 3rd 2015
Last time out: Brora Rangers 1 Nairn County 2; Motherwell 5 Cove Rangers 0
League position: Nairn County 5th Cove Rangers 2nd
Form guides: Nairn County WWWWLW Cove Rangers LWWLLL
Team news: Wayne Mackintosh and Martin MacDonald are both back in light training having spent the last few months on the sidelines because of knee injuries. This match will come too early for the duo though and the same is likely for Glenn Main, who is also back in training having been out with a toe injury. Ross Naismith has completed his police training and his now stationed at Alness and may miss out through work commitments. His brother, Adam is also in the police force and he too might have to work as might John Cameron, who is a fireman.
One to watch: Daryl Nicol. The free scoring striker has been a lighting light for Cove Rangers this season in their charge at the front of the title race. Although the Aberdeen side have faltered in recent months following their defeat to Brora Rangers and the distraction of their Scottish Cup tie at Motherwell, Nicol has continued his prolific displays in front of goal and will be looking to add to his tally tomorrow and continue his pursuit of this season's golden boot.
Match officials: Referee Graham Beaton; Assistants Davy Robertson and Mike Sinclair
Weather forecast: Sunny 9 degrees 21 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).