Created: Friday, 25 July 2014 16:32
Written by Ross McTavish
The Highland League season gets underway tomorrow when Lossiemouth entertain Fort William at Grant Park in the AJG Parcels North of Scotland Cup, while Brora Rangers are also in action.
New keeper Connor Hall, formerly of Ross County, is likely to be on the bench for Lossie, with Errol Watson retaining the No 1 jersey. But recent signings Kevin Duguid, Mark Hector and Darren Bailey are all in contention to feature in boss Stevie Dunn’s starting line-up. Scott Dunn, Finlay Stables and Jordan Main unavailable for the hosts.
Fort William have six new signings to pick from. Ryan MacLeod, Craig Mainland and Lorne Mackay have joined from Muir of Ord, with Matthew Rippon and Stephan MacFarlane moving from Oban Saints. They team up with Jack Mackay, who made the switch to Claggan Park from Brora Rangers under-19s. The match is a first competitive encounter for Fort boss Calum MacLean since he returned to the job on a permanent basis. Duncan Campbell is injured and skipper Andy Martin is on holiday.
In the Petrofac Training Cup, Highland League champions Brora Rangers welcome Scottish League 1 side Stenhousemuir. The home side will be without Danny MacKay, but otherwise manager Davie Kirkwood has a full squad to pick from. Stenny keeper Chris Smith is likely to be sidelined with a knee injury.