This Saturday Lovat travel to the Playing Fields, Tighnabruaich for a Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Quarter-Final clash with Kyles Athletic. We sat down with Lovat’s Lorne MacKay to find out what he thinks ahead of the big game. An interview with Kyles marksman Scott MacDonald is available here.

How have the club been preparing for this big Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Quarter-Final match against Kyles?

Well we’ve lost the last two games so it could be better although the performances haven’t reflected the score lines!

I’ve been relieved of hard training duties due to my knee but watching the guys, Mr Mellis is putting them through their paces.

After a bit of a slow start, Lovat have really picked up and are now sat 3rd in the table with a chance to make the Camanachd Semi this weekend, how would you assess the season so far?

We’ve always found it hard to put a good MOWI Premiership season together due injuries and suspensions.

The Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup is always our number one goal at the start of every season so here’s hoping we can go onto win it this year.

It’s been a long road to recovery after your operation, how are you feeling in your own shinty at the moment and just how good does it feel to be back on the park?

Obviously it’s good to be back, a lot of hard work in the gym has been done since the operation in December.

Jamie has put me back up at full forward as I no longer have the legs to run about at full centre but hopefully once I get fitter I can get back there soon because if I have to chase down another wayward pass from Lewis Tawsie or Bradley Mackay I’ll be considering retirement!

What do you make of Kyles so far this year, what will you have to look out for this weekend?

They’ve had a difficult start but have picked up over the last few weeks and a great result in Castle Leod last week which has proven to be a hard place to go this season.

With the likes of Roddy in there squad there always going to be a threat.

Lovat have played Kyles 4 times in the last 2 years and have won all 4, that must give you confidence going into Saturday?

It’s the Camanachd so head to heads go out the window. It’s the last real chance of silverware for both teams so it should make for a good game.

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