Rothes midfielder Gregg Main believes Brora Rangers will be the acid test of his club’s Highland League title credentials today.
Brora, who have won their last nine league matches in a row, visit a third-placed Rothes side which has taken 28 points from a possible 30 since Ross Jack arrived at the club in September.
Clearly it is a meeting of the form teams in the league but former Nairn County captain Main, who moved to Mackessack Park after 14 years with the wee County in the summer, insists his side is ready for their top of the table tussle with the league leaders.
He said: “We feel we are in good form and we’re looking forward to this game. It’s a huge test for us as Brora are the team to beat in the league.
“They have put together a fantastic run to move clear at the top of the table but this match will be a good measurement of where we’re at.
“A little bit of confidence and some belief in ourselves is what’s really changed. It was a relatively new team which was put together in the summer and it maybe took us a bit of time to gel and believe we can challenge at the top of the table but we’ve shown in the last couple of months that we are capable.”
Brora goalkeeper Joe Malin knows today’s match is a huge test for his side but one they are relishing.
He said: “We’re confident for the trip to Rothes, as we are for every game we play. We know they have been on a great run since Ross Jack came in but is up to us to go there and play as we know we can. Our form has also been very good.
“Historically we don’t enjoy the best of starts to the season but since October we’ve been very good.
“We’re not conceding goals, we’re scoring a lot of goals and we’re playing well. That gives us confidence going into every game we play.
“We had a weekend off but the manager wanted to keep us ticking over so we played Ross County in closed doors game and it was a good workout.”