NAIRN make the trip across the Dava this evening to visit Strathspey Thistle in the Highland League at Seafield Park. It is the second time this season the two clubs have met at this venue so far this season with County narrowly winning a North of Scotland Cup tie earlier in the campaign. Full preview of the match is below:
Date: Wednesday November 11th 2015
Competition: Highland League
Kick-off: 8.00 pm
Opponents: Strathspey Thistle
Manager: Brian Grant
Venue: Seafield Park, Grantown-on-Spey
Previous meeting: Strathspey Thistle 1 Nairn County 2 August 12th 2015
Last time out: Formartine United 6 Strathspey Thistle 1; Nairn County 2 Forres Mechanics 1
League position: Strathspey Thistle 16th Nairn County 7th
Form guides: Strathspey Thistle LLLLLL Nairn County WLDLWW
Team news: Skipper Michael Morrison is still an injury doubt for Nairn with a calf strain while definitely ruled out are Wayne Mackintosh and Martin MacDonald, who both have different knee injuries and Andrew Hardwick, who continues his loan at Fort William. Ross Naismith misses out due to work commitments but John Cameron should return to the pool after missing Saturday's game for the same reason. With the under-20s having a game away at Alness United the same night, it will be a limited squad which makes the trip across the Dava.
One to watch: Adam Macleod. The nippy striker has a scoring record which belies his team's position in the league table. Having made a huge impression at the start of last season, he was struck down by injury for the majority of the campaign but made a triumphant return to the Jags' team in the summer as he maintained his hot streak in front of goal, including the opener in the North of Scotland Cup quarter final match between these two clubs in August. The County defence will have their work cut out in this one to prevent the forward from making it two in two in games against Nairn this season.
Match officials: Referee Graham Fraser; Assistants Gordon Seago and Gary McCarthy
Weather forecast: Heavy rain 7 degrees 13 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).