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Nairn County will travel to Inverurie without absent trio


By Will Clark


Ronnie Sharp will be missing three players as they look to continue their winning start in the Highland League at Inverurie.

Defenders Callum Maclean and Craig Munro along with striker Dylan Mackenzie will be absent for the trip to Harlaw Park.

Nairn have been the surprise package of the season so far winning all four games including a shock 1-0 victory over title favourites Brora Rangers last weekend.

Nairn's Dylan Mackenzie (right) will miss tomorrow's trip to Aberdeenshire. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No.043182
Nairn's Dylan Mackenzie (right) will miss tomorrow's trip to Aberdeenshire. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No.043182

Sharp says it has been a good start to the campaign so far and praised his players for winning all their league matches, three of which were away from.

“I can’t fault them,” he said.

“Even when we had players out due to holidays, work and injuries, we have coped well.”

Nairn are in sixth place but are only three points off leaders Fraserburgh with a game in hand.

But Sharp has been quick to dampen down any talk about his team being dark horses to challenge for the title.

“It is totally premature to say that,” he said.

“We are nowhere near that yet as there are some really good teams in the league.

“On Saturday we play another one of them, Inverurie, and two weeks after that we play Fraserburgh.

“We are not in the running at all. The last two years we have been working our way up the league, if we can get consistent performances out of the boys we will pick up points. But we are not title challengers.”

Last weekend’s win over Brora Rangers was their first home game of the season and Sharp was pleased by how they managed to nullify the Sutherland outfit.

“It has been a good start so far, but it is only a start.

“We have been playing well in the first three games and it is always a surprise to beat the top teams.

“Against Brora we happened to get the first goal.

“We played well the whole half, but in the last 15 minutes they were throwing long balls forward.

“But we coped with it comfortably.

“They had five forwards on at the end but our defence and goalkeeper were excellent.”



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