Inverurie Locos midfielder Colin Charlesworth reckons the task of impressing the club’s new manager begins today at Harlaw Park.
Locos directors are assessing applicants following former manager Scott Buchan’s retiral on December 23 with former Aberdeen attacker Darren Mackie and first team coach Steven Park in charge on an interim basis until an appointment is made.
As his side prepares to welcome Wick Academy to Inverurie today, Charlesworth knows the importance of making a good impression.
He said: “We have lost our manager, but the spirit in the camp among the players is still good and we’re definitely not getting down about it.
“You never know, many of the applicants for the manager’s job could be in the crowd for the Wick game so we will be going out to impress.
“Apart from the 2-1 defeat at Huntly in our last game we have been doing pretty well recently, but Wick are a really good, attacking outfit and they will go for the jugular after beating us down here last season.
“But we fancy our chances against anyone.”
Academy manager Gordon Connelly is expecting a tough encounter at Harlaw against a side which will not be lacking in motivation.
He said: “Their players will be determined to show what they can do.
“We have a decent record at Harlaw Park against Inverurie and hopefully it will continue as it is a ground the players enjoying playing at.”
Wick will travel without central defender Alan Farquhar who is recovering after his recent knee operation and midfielder Richard Macadie who has work commitments.