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Brora Rangers aim to defend North of Scotland Cup title against Rothes in final

By Will Clark

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BRORA Rangers manager Craig Campbell is challenging his players to keep the North of Scotland Cup in the trophy cabinet and defeat Rothes tomorrow.

Brora Rangers pictured winning the North of Scotland Cup in 2019.
Brora Rangers pictured winning the North of Scotland Cup in 2019.

The Cattachs manager says the players and coaching staff know winning trophies is what it is all about at the club as they look to successfully defend the title they won in 2019 at Grant Park in Lossiemouth.

Brora Rangers won the cup in 2019 with a sensational 3–2 victory over a strong Inverness Caledonian Thistle team.

Campbell, appointed permanent manager this month, faces a cup final in his second game officially in charge. He says everyone knows what is expected tomorrow.

“It is a competition we have done well in recent years and something we are looking to continue with.

“We know we have a tough game against Rothes who are going really well.

“They have built a strong squad over the last few seasons.

“We will expect a tough game as they have players we know a lot about.

“But the boys know, and I know, we are expected to win trophies with the squad that we have got.

“We need to be at our best to take the trophy back home on Saturday.”

Brora Rangers suffered a blow last week to their league title hopes when they lost 2–1 at Inverurie Locos with two men sent off.

Colin Williamson misses the final after receiving an immediate two-game suspension.

But Josh Meekings will be available for tomorrow, despite being sent off at Harlaw Park.

Ally Macdonald is a doubt for tomorrow’s final with a hamstring strain with Martin Maclean and James Wallace also doubtful to be fit in time.

New signing Max Ewan is cup-tied for tomorrow’s clash having played in the tournament previously with Nairn County earlier this season.

The final takes place at Grant Park in Lossiemouth at 3pm.

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