HUNTLY are the visitors to Station Park this evening as Nairn County return to Highland League action for the first time since the away match at Turriff United two-and-a-half weeks ago. A preview of tonight's match is below:
Date: Wednesday November 4th 2015
Competition: Highland League
Kick-off: 8.00 pm
Manager: Gregg Carrol
Venue: Station Park, Nairn
Previous meeting: Nairn County 5 Huntly 0 December 20th 2014
Last time out: Wick Academy 5 Nairn County 1; Huntly 0 Formartine United 6
League position: Nairn County 11th Huntly 15th
Form guides: Nairn County LLWLDL Huntly LWLLWL
Team news: Centre halves Paul Macleod and Michael Morrison both serve one-match suspensions while fellow defender Sean Webb is a doubt and Martin MacDonald is still out with a knee injury. Ross Naismith misses out through work commitments and Wayne Mackintosh is added to the absentees list after being stretchered off in Saturday's Scottish Cup defeat at Wick Academy with a knee injury. Andrew Hardwick is on loan at Fort William but John Cameron is expected to be back after missing the game at the weekend due to work commitments.
One to watch: David Booth. The striker has rediscovered his scoring touch to fire the Black and Golds into the third round of the Scottish Cup. And they will fancy their chances of making it through to a potential clash with a Premiership club in round four with a winnable tie against Lowland League club Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale awaiting them at the end of this month. Having already scored a double to help dispose of Hawick Royal Albert and then bagging one in Huntly's superb victory against East Stirlingshire last month, the striker will be eager to keep his run of form going by getting on the score sheet tonight.
Match officials: Referee Craig Wilson; Assistants Stephen McDade and Mark Dalton
Weather forecast: Mist 7 degrees 3 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).