SKIPPER Kevin Flett is set to miss Lossiemouth’s vital bottom-of-the-table clash with Strathspey Thistle at Grantown tomorrow (Saturday).
He has a suspected broken rib following a late clash in last Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Formartine United.
Manager Stevie Dunn admitted his midfielder will be a big loss going into tomorrow’s game where three points could see the Coasters draw level with their opponents and possibly move off second last place.
Dunn feels his players are ready to start making progress up the table, after winning at Keith a fortnight ago and being unlucky in losing to Formartine.
“It’s a big game for us and one we have to win to start getting away from the bottom of the league,” said the recently-appointed manager.
“Kevin has been inspirational for us. He was injured in the last five minutes and his departure knocked us off our stride a bit and we conceded a goal at the death.”
Kevin Grant is still struggling with a thigh injury and Scott Miller is on holiday, but Gary McDonald returns to the squad after injury.
“We have cover for anyone missing,” said Dunn. “There is a real buzz about the dressing room and at training. Fitness levels have improved and the playing performances, too.”
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