Sharp eyes crucial November for Nairn County
NOVEMBER could be a big month for Nairn County, with manager Ronnie Sharp eager to regain momentum after a stop-start spell of matches.
He outlined his frustration at a prior two-and-a-half week break in action.
Fort William’s Scottish Cup commitments wiped out one fixture, while torrential rain at Turriff put paid to another at the weekend.
Having managed three league outings apiece in September and October, the Station Park side have had to wait since October 19 to build on fine early season form.
Now, Sharp’s men have a total of six matches this month to get their teeth into.
Intriguingly, the next four league matches against teams below them in the table, with Lossiemouth next up on Saturday and Fort William, Deveronvale and Huntly to follow.
Nairn also face Rothes in the League Cup later this month.
Sharp stressed: “We don’t take any team for granted and we will have to work hard to take the points we want in November.
“But we would hope to build up a head of steam by going on a good run. We’ve played all the teams above us in the top five and done quite well. What we still need to build is consistency in our performances and it will certainly help us to be playing more regularly than we have been through this frustrating spell.
“Above all, we need to hope we don’t pick up too many more injuries. We need to be wary of Lossie who again showed their threat with four goals at Forres.”
Nairn will continue to call on promising under-20s squad members to shore up the side with goalkeeper Dylan MacLean still out for the next few weeks with a hip injury and striker Dylan Mackenzie similarly sidelined with a knee problem.
Tom MacLennan is still recovering from whooping cough.