Wick Academy can make it a season to remember by finishing third in the Highland League and winning the League Cup.
The Scorries face Cove Rangers at Grant Street in Inverness in a fortnight, but manager Gordon Connelly is demanding full focus on a win at bottom club Rothes this afternoon.
He said: “We need to get back to winning ways after losing 2-1 to Brora on Wednesday night, we played well but we really need to get momentum going ahead of the cup final.
“We certainly won’t be resting players because we want to finish third in the league.”
Wick will welcome back full back Grant Campbell after illness, but centre half Michael Steven played while injured at Dudgeon Park on Wednesday and will miss the trip to Mackessack Park.
Full back Dean Lawrie, who has just undergone a groin operation, is Cove Rangers’ only absentee for the home game against Nairn County who have doubts about centre half Martin Macdonald and midfielder Wayne Mackintosh.
Forres Mechanics are at full strength with the return of defender Andrew Fraser and midfielder Duncan Jones for the Mosset Park game against Deveronvale, who welcome back Stuart Leslie from offshore.
Midfielder Sean Keith is doubtful with an ankle injury.
Lossiemouth manager, Charlie Charlesworth, does not have his selection worries to seek against Buckie Thistle at Grant Park.
The Coasters have nine players on the injured list, including on-loan Elgin City teenager, Aaron Hamilton, who has a hip problem, and centre half, Kevin Flett, who has a back injury.
Experienced forward pair, Shawn Scott and Kevin Duguid, are expected to return.
The Jags will be missing goalkeeper Andy Burr who has a knee knock while central defender Lewis MacKinnon is on holiday.