Clach manager Iain Polworth is keen build on Wednesday’s impressive 3-2 Highland League victory against Brora Rangers today when his side travels to Wick on league business.
Polworth says the win against the Cattachs, who included former Clach players Scott Graham, Colin Williamson and Paul Brindle, has made him all the more determined to hand youngsters their chance at Grant Street Park.
The Clach manager knows his modest budget makes it difficult to hold on to key players.
He said: “It’s a constant battle for us. Everyone knows we are not one of the richest clubs in the league.
“We would like to pay what the top teams do and be able to compete with the likes of Brora and Formartine.
“We have got to be realistic and work within our budget. That is why players move on as the likes of Scott Graham, Colin Williamson and Paul Brindle have.
“I’ve no problems with players getting a better offer somewhere else and moving on.
“We are happy bringing through boys. Looking at our team on Wednesday, there are boys that have come through our youth system like Fraser Robertson.”
Wick Academy’s squad injury list appears to be improving.
Scorries manager Tom McKennna said: “We have good numbers for tomorrow with only Jack Henry, Davie Allan amd Alan Farquhar injured.
“I don’t know too much about Clach but they will be confident after their good win during the week. I know the two players up front are strong and quick, so we will address that to hopefully limit their influence on the game. We are also confident having gone six games undefeated.
“We won’t change our style of play though, hopefully, we can be more clinical in front of goal.
“With both teams in a similar position in the league three would be good to take us further away from the bottom half.”