The manager of Buckie Thistle has warned his side to beware the threat of Nairn County as the Jags bid to stay top of the Highland League today.
While victory will ensure the Jags remain in top spot Nairn’s impressive results so far have not gone unnoticed at Victoria Park.
Manager Graeme Stewart said: “We want to keep our winning run going but we know how hard it is going to be and we are well aware that Nairn have already beaten Brora Rangers 1-0 at the start of the season, and they also got a 2-2 draw against Fraserburgh last month.
“No games are easy but this one is going to be exceptionally tough.”
Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp knows his young side will need to be at their brilliant best against the league leaders.
Sharp said: “We have only lost one game in the league, which was down at Inverurie where it’s always hard.
“Buckie are a really good footballing team and so are we. We have played three of the top four already, and did well against Brora and Fraserburgh.
“If we get chances we are going to have to take them, but Buckie are scoring goals and their manager has got them playing really well.”
County have doubts over teenager Tom MacLennan, who has been ill this week, and Fraser Dingwall who may have work commitments, but Kenny McKenzie is back in the squad.
Clach and Huntly face each other at Grant Street with the much-improved visitors having picked up four points in the last seven days, with a 3-2 win over Wick Academy and a battling 0-0 midweek draw against Formartine United.
But they may be without suspended skipper Ross Still after his red card on Wednesday night.
Deveronvale, who romped to a 3-0 derby win at Turriff United on Wednesday, welcome Strathspey Thistle, who only went down 1-0 at home to Inverurie Locos in midweek, to Princess Royal Park in Banff.