Formartine United will look to halt in-form Fort William in their tracks at North Lodge Park today.
Formartine manager Steve Paterson said: “Fort are on a roll. They are the story of the moment and it really is good to see them shake off the tag of perennial wooden-spoonists, but we have our own agenda.”
Formartine will be without Marek Madle, the top scorer having returned to his native Czech Republic for a holiday.
Fort manager Calum MacLean said: “We are at full strength and in high spirits. We’re not frightened of any team and are going to have a go.”
Turriff United are riding high in the Highland League table and aim to dig in at the top with a home victory against Forres Mechanics.
Turriff manager Ross Jack said: “It is another tough game against a big physical Forres side who mix it by playing the ball on the deck or play to their strengths by getting it forward to big Lee Fraser up-top.”
Turriff forward Nick Gray has had a cortisone injection for his hamstring injury, while midfielder Jamie Beagrie has returned offshore.
The Can-Cans only absentee is long-term injury victim, defender Graham Fraser.
Inverurie Locos welcome Clach to Harlaw Park.
Locos are without injured forward trio Neil Gauld, Andy Hunter and David Ross. Winger Dean Donaldson is suspended but defender Ross Anderson could return after his groin injury.
Clach will look to bounce back after a shock 2-1 home defeat by Fort William.
Fraserburgh welcome back Russell McBride, Courtney Cooper and top scorer Scott Barbour from suspension for the visit of Lossiemouth to Bellslea.
Lossie forward Shawn Scott has a broken toe and defender Greig Watson a knee injury, but defenders Tony Ross and Scott Wilson are added to the squad.