Fortrose-born MacLeod got here by way of the Staggies’ youth setup, the place he spent 15 years earlier than becoming a member of Brora Rangers following his launch in 2017.
MacLeod is amongst quite a lot of former County gamers in Buckie’s squad who will come up towards the Staggies in at present’s Premier Sports activities Cup opener.
Kyle MacLeod will perpetually be indebted to Ross County for launching his profession – however the Buckie Thistle ahead goals to be a thorn in his former membership’s facet at present.
Jack Murray, Marcus Goodall, Lee Herbert and Sam Morrison have been additionally a part of the Dingwall membership’s youth ranks.
Though a lot has modified since MacLeod left the Premiership outfit, he’s relishing the possibility to come back up towards Malky Mackay’s facet.
He stated: “I performed towards County within the North of Scotland Cup for Brora in Dingwall a couple of years in the past, and I scored that evening.
“It would in all probability be the primary time I’ve performed towards their first group although.
“The one individuals nonetheless there I can consider are possibly the goalkeeping coach Scott Thomson, and Steven Ferguson, who is clearly in a distinct position now. It has modified rather a lot there.
“I used to be there from the age of seven. I’d by no means change something that occurred, I had apprenticeship there.
“The dressing room was in all probability probably the greatest I’ve been in.
“The primary couple of years once you first go into it units you up for the remainder of your soccer profession, wherever you go. Simply getting used to completely different dressing rooms could make or break you.”
Graeme Stewart’s males shall be aiming to trigger an upset towards their Premiership opponents, who completed sixth within the high flight final season.
After pushing Aberdeen shut in a slender 2-1 pleasant defeat final month, MacLeod insists the Jags will go into the match with no worry.
He added: “We’re used to taking part in towards larger opposition within the Scottish Cup, and the likes of this weekend within the Premier Sports activities Cup.
“We all know easy methods to arrange towards them. We don’t simply go there to try to defend for our lives.