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Forres Mechanics boss Gordon Connelly keen for clash with Clachnacuddin to go ahead

By Jonathan Clark

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FORRES Mechanics manager Gordon Connelly is hoping Monday’s match against Clachnacuddin will go ahead after the disappointment of back-to-back postponements.

The Cans were due to play Strathspey Thistle on December 18 and Fort William on December 27 but both were called off due to the weather.

Forres Mechanics manager Gordon Connelly. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Forres Mechanics manager Gordon Connelly. Picture: Becky Saunderson

But the forecast looks good for Monday’s clash with Clach in Inverness – and it should be a hard-fought encounter as both teams go into the match on 19 points.

Connelly said: “It was disappointing that the Fort William game was called off because the feeling was that it was going to go ahead but some areas of the park were still frosted over. It was frustrating.

“We are looking forward to the Clach game. We are desperate to play games and they’ll be coming thick and fast now.

“Clach are a good young side so it will be a hard game, but we have to concentrate on ourselves. We’ve been working hard in training and we can see the fitness levels are improving.”

The current situation with the pandemic remains a worry for all managers, and Connelly is no different. However, he said the club is yet to be hit badly by Covid – with just a couple of confirmed cases.

Forres will be without injured duo Gordon McNab (foot) and Paul Brindle (ribs) for the Clach match, but goalkeeper Lee Herbert, on loan from Buckie Thistle, will be available as he remains with the club until January 7.

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