Brechin City Football Club

News - 08 September 2017

Brechin City v Falkirk: Match Preview - By Grant Hood

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Brechin City welcome Falkirk to Glebe Park for the second time in little over a month, with both sides still searching for their first Ladbrokes Championship victory of the season.

The home side return to competitive action after a weekend in which Darren Dods’ men tackled Brechin Vics in a match to commemorate the junior side’s Centenary. In contrast, The Bairns headed over the water to the Irish Republic to face unfamiliar opposition in the form of Sligo Rovers in The Irn Bru Cup – returning with a 2-1 victory, resulting in a pairing with Dunfermline Athletic in the Third Round.

The squad news coming out of the City camp is mixed. Elliot Ford sits out the game with long term injury victim Euan Smith and fractured-hand victim Ryan McGeever where he is joined by striker Andy Jackson, who missed the last outing against Inverness CT two weeks ago through injury and has yet to fully recover. On the plus side, Gary Fusco returns to full fitness and, along with Liam Watt, will be looking to secure a slot in the starting line-up.

City fans will be heartened though with the return to The Club of 17-year-old Aberdeen loanee striker Connor McLennan. The youngster scored once in 3 starts for the Glebe Park side in a short but impressive loan spell in December 2016 and is an exciting prospect the City Management Team is delighted to add to the squad.

The visitors will come into the game in a confident frame of mind, as City need to go back some 14 years for the last victory over The Bairns – and all the way back to January 1986 since last recording a league win over Falkirk, at Brockville on that occasion.

The game will be refereed by Barry Cook, who is making his first visit of the season to Glebe Park, although he was the man-in-the-middle for the opening day clash in the Betfred Cup against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Highland capital.

The match and the match ball has been kindly sponsored by Honorary Life Member Ian Jardine, and The Club is grateful to Ian for his continued support.

Supporters are reminded that the City Club (formerly The 1983 Hospitality Lounge) situated within the David H Will Stand is open to supporters of both clubs from 1pm – over-18s only. It re-opens after the full-time whistle allowing fans to enjoy live BT Sport coverage of Stoke City v Manchester United.

edition of “A View from the Hedge” – The Club’s Matchday Magazine – will be available for sale prior to kick-off for only £2.00, and contains a background article around the naming tributes of the new technical areas.

It’s also a big day for Brechin City Supporters Club with the formal opening of the brand new Supporters Club shop situated adjacent to the Trinity Road entrance. Be sure to make a visit.

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