Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

PREVIEW: Cove Rangers v Brora Rangers

Stuart Duff
Stuart Duff

Cove Rangers midfielder Stuart Duff insists there will be no old-pals’ act when Brora Rangers come calling today.

The 32-year-old Duff will line up against his former Caley Thistle team-mates Grant Munro and Gavin Morrison when the Highland champions visit Allan Park, but Duff will be looking to help the hosts inflict what would be a first league defeat of the season on Brora.

The former Aberdeen and Dundee United player said: “I played with Grant Munro and Gavin Morrison at Caley Thistle – as well as Ross Tokely whom I believe is currently working abroad – so it will be good to see them again.

“Brora have assembled a really strong squad and they’ve been the dominant force in the Highland League for some time now but they have paid quite a bit of money for players to come in from a higher level. However, we will go into the game full of confidence after a good 3-1 win at Fraserburgh last weekend.

“I think it may be a little bit too much for us to mount a challenge for the title this season but I don’t see why we can’t have a strong finish to the season.”

The former Scotland under-21 international believes the Highland League has been enhanced by the number of former full-time professionals playing in the division.

He said: “It is great for the Highland League that so many former full-timers have chosen to continue their football career in what is a very competitive league.

“As well as myself at Cove we have Chris Clark, who was with Aberdeen for many years, as well as Roy McBain, who was at Ross County for four seasons before he spent the next 11 years with Caley Thistle, making more than 400 appearances in total for both clubs.

“Brora also have former Ross County players Joe Malin, Adam Porritt and Stuart Kettlewell, as well as Andrew Greig and Zander Sutherland, who were both at Caley Thistle, and Craig McKeown, who was at Dundee.”

Cove’s only absentee is top scorer Daryl Nicol, who is on holiday.

Brora Rangers manager Davie Kirkwood cannot wait for his side to get back into competitive action after both festive derbies against Wick Academy were called off due to the wintry weather.

He said: “Cove gave us a hard game up at our place earlier in the season and I don’t think this game will be any different.

“They seem to have a really competitive squad. They will be dangerous.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in