Huntly caretaker co-manager Charlie Duncan will give youth a chance today when Wick Academy visit Christie Park .
Wick have not hit the heights of previous campaigns so far this season but Duncan knows of the threat of the visitors.
He said: “I have great respect for Wick and their manager Gordon Connelly. They play the game the way I like it. They get the ball down on the deck and pass it about well.
“We allowed Lossie to come back at us at Grant Park last weekend. We were 2-0 up and they scored twice to grab a draw in a game where we also missed a penalty, so I intend to include a couple of youngsters in the squad for what will be a really tough game.”
Academy manager Connelly is unavailable so assistant Richard Hughes takes charge.
Forres Mechanics face Highland League leaders at Buckie Thistle at Mosset Park without midfield duo Kyle Scott, who still has a kidney problem, and Craig McGovern, who is attending a wedding, while full back Graham Fraser is also unavailable.
The Jags will give fitness-tests to former Elgin City midfielder Ceiran McLean and centre back Lewis MacKinnon but forward Andy Low misses out with a knee injury.
Inverurie Locos look likely to keep faith with the men who won 1-0 at Turriff United last weekend for Lossiemouth’s visit to Harlaw Park.
The Coasters travel without captain Kevin Flett, forward Shawn Scott and midfielders Martin McMullan and Willie Mathers, while Portuguese forward Joao Rodrigues faces a fitness test. Defender Chris Ross, leading scorer Scott Miller and forward Martin Charlesworth are all added to the squad.
Deveronvale are expected to make changes to the side which lost 2-0 at Cove last week for the visit of Rothes to Princess Royal Park.
The Speysiders add veteran defender Nathan Sharp and midfield trio Sean Jennings, Callum McIntosh and Ryan Stuart to the squad but on-loan Forres player Fraser Forbes (knee) misses out.
Nairn County welcome back midfielder Gregg Main for the game against a full-strength Keith at Station Park, full back Willie Barron and forward Jamie Mackay are also set to return but attacker Gary Kerr starts his two-match ban.
Strathspey Thistle manager Brian Grant will make a late selection for today’s game against Clach at Seafield Park.