Brittain’s Brora derby debut
County’s squad is already much-changed, with McIntyre bringing nine new signings to Victoria Park.
Despite the opening game of the Premiership being just 10 days away, with County facing champions Celtic at Parkhead, McIntyre is in no rush to Brora Rangers player-manager Richard Brittain knows he will have little time to ease himself into his newrole as he faces a cup derby debut tonight.
Former Ross County captain Brittain, who was appointed Davie Kirkwood’s successor at Dudgeon Park last week, faces a tough start at home to Wick Academy in the first round of the AJG Parcels North of Scotland Cup (8pm kick-off).
Brittain is looking forward to his competitive debut, but knows his first match could not be tougher.
He said: “Everyone loves a derby and from what I hear games between ourselves and Wick Academy are competitive.
“There should be a good crowd, we’re at make fresh additions and added: “I said before we went away to Hungary that I would like to add another three players – and that hasn’t changed.
“Looking around the league, all the teams are still trying to recruit the right type of players.
“It’s very important when we are recruiting new players that we do not panic andwemake sure we are getting the right players in.
“If they’re notavailable at the moment, we’ve got to show patience.
“We know exactly the type of player we’re looking for in each position.
“It’s important that we make sure we’re getting exactly what we want.
“Sometimes that can be difficult to accomplish and it can mean having to wait.” full strength and hopefully we can progress to the next round.”
Another former County midfielder, Academy manager Gordon Connelly, hopes his side can do better against Brora than last season.
He said: “This is the toughest tie we could have got, but one we’re relishing.
“We met in the semi-finals last year when they beat us 2-1, hopefully we can avenge that defeat this time around.
“But it’s great for Highland League football that a player of Richard’s quality is involved with Brora.”
Wick go into the cup tie at full strength, save for the absence of forward Lukasz Geruzel, who is home in Poland.