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Macleod disappointed with 17-team Highland League


By Will Clark


Clachnacuddin manager Brian Macleod is disappointed the Highland League will remain at 17 teams and would have supported Inverness Caledonian Thistleentering a colts team next season.

League chiefs opted not to look for a replacement for champions Cove Rangers following their promotion to League Two when the division held its AGM on Monday night.

Clachnacuddin boss Brian Macleod would have preferred to see an 18th team enter the Highland League. Picture: Gary Anthony
Clachnacuddin boss Brian Macleod would have preferred to see an 18th team enter the Highland League. Picture: Gary Anthony

It means during the 2019/20 season, each team will have a free week due to the odd number of teams in the division.

Macleod says he is not a fan of the odd number of teams in the league and would have preferred for a new team to bring the division back up to 18.

“I am not the biggest fan of having a free week,” he said.

“It doesn’t look great having it either, during the winter you already find yourself idle during weekends.

“I don’t think there is any benefit, but I understand why the league went with it.

“They might want to take stock and perhaps invite applications for next season.”

The full fixture list for the Highland League 2019/20 season is available here.

Read more in today's Highland News.



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