BUCKIE Thistle could have two key men back from injury for tonight’s Moray coast derby at Lossiemouth.
Stuart Taylor and John Maitland have barely kicked a ball for Jags this term but are now close to fitness and in line for a return at Grant Park.
But Chris Angus aggravated a hamstring injury in training last week and is definitely out.
Goalkeeper Daniel Bell is still missing with a shoulder problem, meaning manager Graeme Stewart must choose between Darren Strong and Ross Salmon for the number 1 jersey.
Both back-up keepers have been carrying injuries as well but Stewart will play one of them at Lossie.
Captain Kevin Fraser, Sam Urquhart and Hamish Munro are other absentees for injury-riddled Buckie.
Lossie, bossed by former Buckie defender Iain MacRae, are set to reshuffle the pack to give some of Saturday’s North Cup final team a rest.
The Coasters were beaten 2-0 by holders despite a brave battle at Clach’s Grant Street Park on Saturday.
Ally Bellingham and Ross Duncan are out long term while Chris Ross is unavailable.
Keith welcome Wick Academy to Kynoch Park for a league clash.
The Maroons will be on a high after Saturday’s 6-1 win over Strathspey Thistle, which ended a run of 14 league games without victory.
Ryan Keir is the only absentee for Ewan Robb’s team.
Clach are at home to Fort William and Nairn County host Huntly in the night’s two other league matches.