MANAGERLESS Nairn County’s preparations for the new Highland League campaign have been hit by the news of four key players heading for the exit.
The Station Park side kick off their pre-season games tonight (Thursday) with a home clash against Caley Thistle and worried fans are concerned that, while a replacement for boss Les Fridge is sought, the best playing talent will move on.
That has already started with transfer requests being accepted from attacking duo Robbie Duncanson and John Cameron, while the contract of Edinburgh-based goalkeeper Calum Antell has been cancelled by mutual consent.
Just as supporters got to grips with this, centre half Martin MacDonald was played on the transfer list at his own request as the squad number drop further with the campaign around the new corner.
Nairn, who start their season against Brora Rangers on July 30, have had a summer of upheaval, with long-time sponsors Narden pulling the plug on their backing and manager Les Fridge resigning.
Meanwhile, the club this week confirmed the additions of Kevin Reid, Steven Bain, Donald Graham and Alastair Nicol to the management committee.
Fans this week also voted for the new Station Park enclosure to be called after legendary striker Davy Johnston.
*** Clach get their pre-season started with a home game against Caley Thistle on Sunday, with a noon kick-off at Grant Street.