A point will be good enough for Brora Rangers to retain the Highland League title at Turriff this afternoon, but manager Davie Kirkwood wants to do it in style and only a win will do.
Brora have been unbeaten in the league this season and Kirkwood said: “Anything other than a win at Turriff tomorrow just isn’t good enough for me or my players.
“We don’t play for draws, we only get a draw when we don’t play well so we will definitely be going for all three points this weekend.
“Our players used an enormous amount of energy in recent weeks and I was worried that, with such a small squad, they might struggle against Wick on Wednesday night.
“That wasn’t the case, and when we play the way we did in the second half against Wick nobody can stop us.”
Kirkwood expects a response from Turriff after the title-rivals were beaten 4-0 at Nairn on Wednesday night and added: “There is no doubt Turriff will be hurting, but we want to go through the season unbeaten so we have to take care of Turriff tomorrow, then Nairn, Rothes and Keith.”
Kirkwood has been delighted with the contribution of goalkeeper Joe Malin and his captain and leading-scorer Steven Mackay and said: “Joe lost his 12th league goal of the season late on against Wick and he will be disappointed with that after keeping 20 clean sheets this season, that is quite remarkable.
“Steven scored another two headed goals to take his season’s tally to 52, he was the Highland League’s leading-scorer last season and he will again this term, again that’s a remarkable achievement.”