Turriff United manager Ross Jack has questioned his players’ commitment as he faces the prospect of being able to name only two substitutes for the trip to title-chasing Brora Rangers today.
Jack does not have his worries to seek as he takes his makeshift side north.
He said: “I am going up with the players who want to be there but we need to show that we can match them and that our work-rate will match them.
“We will probably have only a couple of players on the bench as nine players are unavailable.
“It is tough enough going up there with a full squad at your disposal but with so many missing it really is going to be a tough ask.”
Brora midfielder Gavin Morrison has a knee injury and will miss the game at Dudgeon Park.
Brora caretaker-manager Steven MacDonald said: “Gavin is our only absentee and although Turriff will have quite a few out it will still be a tough game as Ross will definitely have them well organised.”
Fort William midfielder Glenn Fell will play his last game for the club before he starts a new job in Glasgow when high-flying Formartine visit Claggan Park.
Captain and centre half Iain Foggo returned after suspension, Kai Taylor misses out through illness and but youngster Ally Stark returns from injury.
Formartine United will miss injured former Motherwell and Ross County midfielder Paul Lawson but Graeme Rodger has been in form recently and is expected to start.