Forres Mechanics striker Lee Fraser hopes his injury woes are behind him.
The 26-year-old scored in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Buckie in his first competitive start for 19 months following a cruciate ligament operation.
Fraser, whose twin brother Graham plays in defence for the Can-Cans, said: “It was really frustrating being out of the game for so long but it’s great to be back in the side again.
“I must admit that my goal at Buckie on Saturday was a bit flukey but a goal is a goal, however you hit it, and to get one in my first game back was pretty special.
“It will obviously take me some time to get back to full fitness and get my pace back.
“After being out for so long, it will probably take a month or two.
“I think I will work well with Andy MacRae, we had a pretty good understanding when we played alongside each other before I picked up my injury.”
Looking ahead to tonight’s home Highland League game against a resurgent young Fort William outfit, the former Ross County youngster added: “Stuart Soane is struggling at the moment.
“He came on in our 3-1 defeat at Buckie but he’s carrying a knock.
“Hopefully I can get another start and score a few more goals.”
Fort William manager Russell MacMorran was able to take plenty of positives from his side’s 5-3 defeat at Claggan Park by Turriff United.
He said: “We’re looking forward to our trip to Mosset Park.
“We have a couple of players who are carrying slight injuries but nothing serious and they should be all right.
“We will go through to face Forres Mechanics looking to bounce back from a narrow defeat.
“We were disappointed with the result but if we see the same positivity, and create the same amount of chances we did against Turriff it should turn out to be an interesting game for us.
“We could mix things up slightly for the trip. Ryan Fyfe, one of the young on-loan Caley Thistle players who plays in central defence, is still out injured with a hamstring strain.
“In addition, midfielder Kieran Chalmers is still out with concussion.
“We go through to Forres with a pretty strong side but we know they will be looking to bounce back after their 3-1 defeat at Buckie.”