Inverurie Locos manager Andy Low believes midfielder Jamie Michie can be a key player over the closing stretch.
The ex-Formartine player, who is in his second spell at Locos, was man of the match in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Strathspey Thistle.
Low said: “I would have been very surprised if he wasn’t awarded man of the match.
“Everyone in the ground would have had that opinion as Jamie ran the game for us.
“He picked up a four-game ban and then he was injured, but he was probably our most consistent player until September and then he has had a bit of a stop-start season but he is really coming back into form now.
“When Jamie plays week in and week out he is a top Highland League player. We are delighted with him and his flexibility is a great asset.
“We are playing him in the middle of the park at the moment but he can play anywhere.
“He is just as comfortable at right-back or right midfield. He is just a good, all-around footballer.
“When he gets his fitness levels up and a run of games you really see the benefit of it.”
Locos sit second in the table but 11 points behind leaders Brora and having played three games more than the Cattachs.
The Harlaw Park side travel to Keith this weekend looking to do the double over the Maroons after beating them 4-0 at home earlier in the season.
Low said: “They are a good side.
“They are full of determination and hard work.
“I know what we will be up against so we will have to be at our very best.”