Hunter sets sights on big spending Inverurie

The Aberdeenshire Cup between Inverurie and Formartine was played at Bellslea Park.
The Aberdeenshire Cup between Inverurie and Formartine was played at Bellslea Park.

Fraserburgh Football Club manager Kris Hunter has set his sights on Inverurie Locos after last weekend’s postponement against Keith.

The Broch had been scheduled to play Keith away before the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. They will now face Inverurie this Saturday at Bellslea Park.

Having yet to play Inverurie in the League this season, Hunter’s side will face a significantly different side from last season’s Inverurie, the visitors having brought in the likes of Peterhead legend Martin Bavidge to strengthen an already potent attack.

Commenting on what he expects from the game this Saturday, Hunter said: “They’ve spent a lot of money and they’ve invested heavily in bringing in experienced boys.

“I mean, they’ve made about 10 changes to the squad they had last year. It’s a great position to be in when you’ve got the finances to do that. They’ve strengthened for one priority and that’s to try and win the League, so they’re up their challenging.

“I would say they’re in the same bracket as a few of that are playing catch-up with Brora. We’ll be looking to keep up with our good form and keep playing with our confidence,” he added.

Fraserburgh are undefeated in the Highland League since November, something that may keep them in good stead going into Saturday’s game with fourth placed Inverurie.

Despite reinforcing with signings, the Locos have only kept one clean sheet in 2014, having played four games. Their last game, against Buckie Thistle, ended in a 1-1 draw.

Despite this, they have two strikers on double figures for the season, something that will require another top performance from the likes of Paul Leask and his back four at the Bellslea, Inverurie’s Neil Gauld and Bavidge on 18 and 11 goals, respectively.

Kick-off for the game against Inverurie Locos is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, February 8. You can follow live updates from the game as it happens on www.twitter.com/BrochHerald.