Nairn County v Turriff United - Preview

19th February, 2016 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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TOMORROW sees a crucial match in Nairn County's aspirations to achieve a top four finish take place at Station Park with Turriff United - the current incumbents of that fourth spot and three points better off than County - making the trip west. Everything you need to know ahead of the match is in the preview below:

Date: Saturday February 20th 2015

Competition: Scottish Highland Football League

Kick-off: 3.00 pm

Opponents: Turriff United

Manager: Ross Jack

Venue: Station Park, Nairn

Previous meeting: Turriff United 1 Nairn County 0 October 17th 2015

Last time out: Nairn County 2 Keith 1; Turriff United 2 Huntly 0

League position: Nairn County 6th Turriff United 4th

Form guides: Nairn County WWWLWW Turriff United WDWWLW

Team news: Tony Wallace found out this week that he requires surgery to repair the knee injury he originally sustained at Strathspey Thistle in August but reoccurred in training last month. Only a quick turnaround and Nairn's campaign going beyond the cut-off date of April 16th will see the Glasgow-based attacker pull on the County colours again this season. Another player with knee problems who also suffered a setback is Martin MacDonald. The big centre half landed awkwardly in training last week and has not trained since as a precaution. Wayne Mackintosh is still sidelined also with a knee injury and John Cameron and Andrew Hardwick are at Fort William on loan.

One to watch: David Booth. The nippy attacker showed his quality for his previous club, Huntly when they visited Station Park earlier in the season. Although he failed to find the net that night, the striker never gave the County defence a moment's peace with his movement and willing running and has since moved on to join Turriff United. With a better quality of player now providing him with the ammunition, the forward is likely to thrive in Ross Jack's team and the manager will be looking for him to be in among the goals as quickly as possible having lost key player, Andy MacAskill and learned that attacker, Gary McGowan has penned a pre-contract at Inverurie Locos.

Match officials: Referee David Watt; Assistants Gordon Seago and Chris Macleod

Weather forecast: Light cloud 3 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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