Match Preview: Inverness v St. Duthus (Jock Mackay Cup)

Game: Inverness Athletic vs St. Duthus (Jock Mackay Cup Semi-final)
Date: 
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Kick-off:
14:00
Venue:
Inverness Royal Academy Sports Centre
Weather:
Cloudy (10°)
Referee:
John Nicolson (Inverness)
Assistant referees:
Colin Macdonald and Paul Grant

Tomorrow it is semi-final day in the Jock Mackay Memorial Cup as Saints get ready to make an immediate return to Inverness, having played and beaten their counterparts just a week prior in the league. Last week's 5-2 win did wonders for the confidence in the St. Duthus ranks, but everyone at club will be well aware that with a place in the first cup final of the season at stake, tomorrow's game will be an altogether different prospect.

Squad wise, Saints don't expect to make many changes for the game, aside from the absence of John Allan (due to being cup-tied) and goalkeeper Stephen Campbell coming back into contention. There are returns expected also for Mikey Rae and Will Ross. Missing out for tomorrow will be Paul Beaton who will begin the first match of his two-game suspension.

Speaking to Saints' official website this week, manager Stuart Ross is looking forward to the tie, but recognises that a repeat should not be taken for granted.

The Inverness camp have been quiet in the lead up, as manager Shane Carling returns to the dugout following his absence last week - no doubt looking to put up a better fist of it than his deputies did.

The game kicks off at the earlier time of 2pm at Inverness Royal Academy's artificial 3G playing surface.

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