Clachnacuddin manager Jordan Macdonald exercising caution ahead of trip to Turriff United in Highland League
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Clachnacuddin manager Jordan Macdonald is wary of the threat Turriff United will pose his side tomorrow despite their lowly league position.
Turriff have struggled to put points on the board so far this season, sitting second bottom above only Fort William in the table.
That does not mean the Lilywhites will be able to take it easy on the road tomorrow though, far from it, as Macdonald expects his players to have to show more fight than their opponents before they will be able to show their quality on the ball.
“They’ve got some good, young players, so they will still be a threat to us,” Macdonald stressed.
“We’ll have to be at our best to go down there and win the game, there’s no doubt about that.
“We know what we have to do to go and win it – we might have to win the battle first and then let our football take over.
“You’ve got to win that battle, and if we win that then we’ll put ourselves in a good place to go and win the game.
“If we don’t, then we’ll see what happens.”
Part of Macdonald’s caution comes from the last meeting between the sides, where although Clach came away with the points Turriff fought until the very end to try and get something from the tie.
“They’re a young team, or they were when we played them earlier in the season anyway,” Macdonald reasoned.
“I don’t think there’s been too much change, and we beat them 3–2.
“The last five minutes was probably a bit more nervy than we wanted it to be, because we were 3–1 up and we gave away a stupid penalty.
“Turriff threw everything at us, but we held on.
“They will be desperate to pick up points as well, just like we are, so we’re expecting a tough game down there – I wouldn’t expect anything else.
“We’re excited, hopefully it will be on, we’re desperate to get back playing, so that’s the wish – that the game is on. We’ll go down there and try to impose our game on them to get the three points.
“We should be desperate to get back playing after what happened against Wick and put that right. It may have been a month ago, but it still hurts, believe me, so we’re just excited to get back playing again and getting down there and trying to win the game.”