Turriff United will start as strong favourites to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup against Forres Mechanics at the Haughs today but manager Ross Jack is taking nothing for granted.
The Can-Cans’ form has not gone unnoticed by Jack who has warned his players they face a stern test.
He said: “Forres are unbeaten in their last four games. We know we are in for a massive challenge tomorrow.”
United will give a late test to midfielder Aaron McKenna, who has a stomach injury, but defender Stuart Cumming and forward Nick Gray are both suspended.
Mechanics manager Charlie Rowley said: “The respective positions in the table shows we will start as underdogs but we feel we are a match for anyone on our day.”
The Can-Cans make the trip with slight injury doubts over midfield pair Stuart Soane and Duncan Jones.
Wick Academy forward Lukasz Geruzel has recovered from a hamstring injury and is expected to start at Harmsworth Park against holders Clach, who will be smarting from last week’s 5-0 home defeat by Brora Rangers.
Nairn County’s only doubt is over midfielder Gregg Main’s availability from work, while Station Park opponents Lossiemouth have 10 players out, including new singing from Rothes, Joao Rodrigues, Willie Mathers and on-loan Elgin City midfielder Aaron Hamilton.