Andrew Greig prepares to face former club

Formartine's Andrew Greig celebrates his goal

Formartine United winger Andrew Greig had the most successful spell of his career at Brora Rangers but he insists his past will be forgotten when he faces his former club for the first time today.

The 24-year old former Highland League player of the year will face Brora when they make the trip to North Lodge Park this afternoon.

He said: “It’s weird for me as I was at Brora for five and a half years before coming here a couple of months ago.

“I had a great time at Dudgeon Park and won two league titles and several cups but that’s in the past, although of the guys I played alongside are still there.

“It will be nice to play them after they did so well to reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup before going down 4-0 at Kilmarnock last weekend.

“I am expecting a really competitive game and a very tight game.

“Brora are in good form but I’m really, really looking forward to the game.”

Greig added: “If I start it will probably be wide on the left in direct opposition to my former team-mate John Pickles on a pitch which should be in pretty good condition.

“John is a very fit player. He’s extremely athletic and, in my opinion, a very under-rated player.”

Formartine have four players on the injury list – skipper and midfielder Stuart Anderson, central defender Scott Henry, attacking midfielder Scott Ferries and player-manager Paul Lawson.

Brora boss Ross Tokely, meanwhile, has a fully fit squad at his disposal and will be aiming to avenge the 5-0 home league defeat his men suffered to United on October 21.

Tokely said: “These are two good footballing sides and the surface down there has been improved.

“We are looking forward to playing a league game again after Highland League Cup and Scottish Cup ties.

“I wished Andrew all the best when he left here to join Formartine.

“He did really well for myself and for the club during his time he was here, so I have great respect for what he achieved at Brora.

“But this game is not all about one player.”