Greg Morrison considers fellow attacker Ryan Dow to be a team-mate at Ross County, however the pair will be derby rivals when Elgin City host Peterhead in League 2 today.
Elgin loanee Morrison is hoping to end his side’s run of 10 matches without a victory against the Balmoor outfit, when the teams meet for the second time this season at Borough Briggs.
Among the Blue Toon’s ranks is Dow, who is also on loan from the Staggies, and Morrison says the pair have kept their cards close to their chests during full-time training at Victoria Park this week.
Morrison said: “I know Ryan from training with him full time at Ross County.
“We had a few days off with Christmas, but at training there is always a bit of friendly banter between us and especially with the game coming up.
“It’s not tense but it’s not something we would have expected to happen.
“Peterhead are running for the league this year but last week’s result gives us massive confidence to keep another clean sheet.
“When we played them at their place they beat us 3-0 and you could see the quality throughout the squad – it’s obvious.
“It’s no surprise they are up there going for the league, but hopefully we can cause an upset to push on a bit more and cement ourselves in the play-off places.”
Morrison insists the Black and Whites are in buoyant mood following last week’s impressive 4-0 victory over Queen’s Park, which secured City’s first league clean sheet since September and kept Gavin Price’s men fourth in the table.
He added: “With it being so tight for play-offs just now, every point is a massive one for us.
“After probably our best game of the season last week against Queen’s Park, hopefully we can continue that form into this weekend.
“Attacking-wise it has always been there for us. The past few weeks we have been prone to letting in a few more than we should have, but the clean sheet last week was massive – especially at Hampden against Queen’s Park who are quite close to us in the league.”
Today’s game is due to be Morrison’s last before returning to Dingwall, however City boss Price has already expressed his desire to extend the loan.
Morrison insists no decision has been made over his future, with the 20-year-old adding: “I just need to talk about it with both parties and see where everyone stands.
“It has been going great at Elgin, I have really been enjoying it. With the amount of positions I have played, it has been a really good experience.
“The last few weeks I have played on the wing, and before that at left wing-back as well as striker – I was on the scoresheet last week which was the first time in a while.
“As long as I’m playing every week, that’s all that matters for me. Everyone in football wants to play.”