Nairn County v Strathspey Thistle - Preview

1st April, 2016 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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STRATHSPEY Thistle are the visitors to Station Park as Nairn County return to action after a two-week layoff. All you need to know ahead of the visit of the Grantown Jags is in the preview below:

Date: Saturday April 2nd 2015

Competition: Scottish Highland Football League

Kick-off: 3.00 pm

Opponents: Strathspey Thistle

Manager: Brian Grant

Venue: Station Park, Nairn

Previous meeting: Strathspey Thistle 0 Nairn County 7 November 11th 2015

Last time out: Huntly 2 Nairn County 2; Cove Rangers 5 Strathspey Thistle 0

League position: Nairn County 8th Strathspey Thistle 16th

Form guides: Nairn County LDWWLD Strathspey Thistle LDWLLL

Team news: Conor Gethins is added to the list of County casualties having injured a hamstring at Huntly a fortnight ago, which looks to have ended his season. Martin MacDonald, Wayne Mackintosh and Tony Wallace are all also out through varying knee injuries. John Cameron, Adam Naismith, Ross Naismith and Bradley Halsman all may also miss out due to work commitments and Andrew Hardwick on loan at Fort William. Gregg Main returns from suspension to bolster the squad for this one though having been banned for the trip to Huntly.

One to watch: Owen Cairns. The tenacious full back has been highly impressive in the two meetings between these two clubs so far this season. The young defender marauds forward to lend an additional element to Strathspey's attacking threat and has the engine to return to man his station in time to try to keep the County attacks at bay, with his direct opponent enduring a frustrating time of it in both of the previous meetings earlier in the campaign. Whoever gets the nod to play wide left for County is not going to have it easy tomorrow.

Match officials: Referee Ben Dempster; Assistants Davy Robertson and Sean Thomson

Weather forecast: Light cloud 10 degrees 6 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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