Nairn County v Deveronvale - Preview

27th November, 2015 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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DEVERONVALE are the visitors to Station Park tomorrow as Nairn County aim to bounce back from the hugely disappointing North of Scotland Cup final last weekend at the first opportunity. Everything you need to know ahead of the Banffers' visit is in the preview below:

Date: Saturday November 28th 2015

Competition: Scottish Highland League

Kick-off: 3.00 pm

Opponents: Deveronvale

Manager: Steve Dolan

Venue: Station Park, Nairn

Previous meeting: Deveronvale 1 Nairn County 4 August 8th 2015

Last time out: Wick Academy 6 Nairn County 2; Deveronvale 6 Clachnacuddin 1

League position: Nairn County 7th Deveronvale 13th

Form guides: Nairn County LWWWDL Deveronvale DDDDWW

Team news: Martin MacDonald and Wayne Mackintosh are still sidelined, both with different knee injuries. It will be the New Year before either of them plays again. The club awaits confirmation that Gregg Main's dismissal in last weekend's North of Scotland Cup final will result in a Highland League suspension but it is anticipated that he will be banned for this one. Bradley Halsman returns after being unavailable last weekend and Andrew Hardwick is still on loan to Fort William.

One to watch: Kevin Souter. The experienced midfielder scored a double in last weekend's thumping 6-1 win over Clachnacuddin. He is an experienced head around a developing team that is being slowly built up by recently-appointed manager, Steve Dolan. He has played in the Premier League for Aberdeen and had a couple of seasons in the Highland League with Buckie Thistle 10 years ago when he earned a place in the Scotland Semi Pro team. He moved to America and reached the top of the game Stateside, featuring for Kansas City Wizards in the MLS. The powerful midfielder returned to the North East at the start of the season as one of former manager Ally Macleod's final signings and is now forming an integral part of Dolan's embryonic side.

Match officials: Referee Liam Duncan; Assistants Chris MacLeod and Barry Stuart

Weather forecast: Light rain 5 degrees 19 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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