Formartine United boss Kris Hunter today said it is “ridiculous” his team have to travel to Wick for a midweek league fixture.
The Aberdeenshire side are set to make the near 400-mile round trip from Pitmedden tonight for the game at Harmsworth Park.
Formartine are embroiled in a three-way battle for the Highland League title with Brora and Cove Rangers.
The former Fraserburgh boss insisted having to make the midweek trek is putting his side at a disadvantage when it comes to the title race.
The Highland League previously had a rule that teams could only travel a maximum of 100 miles from their home ground for a midweek fixture.
However, that was scrapped in the summer of 2014 when the league signed up to the pyramid system with the SPFL.
“The players won’t be home until three or four in the morning and then have a massive game a couple of days later.” said Hunter
“I believe the 100-mile rule needs to come back into play next season. It is unrealistic to make clubs travel that distance on a Wednesday.
“The way the world is just now everybody is fighting to keep their jobs and we are asking people to take half-days because we have to travel up to Wick on a Wednesday.
“For us to ask people to do that is crazy – it needs to be sorted out.”
However, despite his reluctance to make the trip, Hunter knows the importance of the game with his side sitting two points off the top with a game in hand.