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Nairn County out to build on Buckie Thistle triumph in Wednesday night clash with Huntly

By Alasdair Fraser

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Calum Mackay in action for Nairn County. Picture: Callum Mackay
Calum Mackay in action for Nairn County. Picture: Callum Mackay

STEVEN Mackay is looking for Nairn County’s “dangerous” new-look attack to build on the Buckie Thistle triumph.

The Station Park side were unable to immediately capitalise on the stunning win against the title-chasers after postponement of Saturday’s trip to play Keith.

They now face Huntly at home tomorrow night before hosting Deveronvale on Saturday, with Mackay eyeing the next two games as a chance to heighten pressure on teams above them.

The Wee County manager is impressed by how his influx of signings have gelled with new attackers including Elgin loanee Ben Barron, ex-Caley Thistle kid Harry Hennem and winger Horace Ormsby from Deveronvale.

“We obviously wanted to play after the positivity surrounding the Buckie win, but that chance comes on Wednesday now,” Mackay stressed. “We’ll hopefully get into a bit of rhythm again.

“It felt like everything came together against Buckie. Defensively we were solid and, offensively, we’ve brought in a lot of attack-minded players and it was nice to see them gel so well. Especially off the back of the Inverurie Locos disappointment, to go and score five against Lossiemouth and three against Buckie was pleasing.

“We looked really dangerous. It was the first time this season, really, we’d looked very threatening.”

In hindsight, the Locos defeat, while painful, provided a reset for Nairn.

“Football will always give you a reality check – I’m a firm believer in that,” Mackay said. “It was a good lesson, horrible at the time.

Huntly sit four points behind Nairn and Mackay added: “Like us, they will be looking to claw back points on the teams above.

“We’re aware of their threats but, equally, we want to attack and win the game because we’re looking to close in on the likes of Formartine and Fraserburgh above us.

“We’re going to be playing both of these teams soon, so wins on Wednesday and Saturday would be huge.”

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