Brechin City Football Club

News - 01 December 2017

Greenock Morton v Brechin City: Match Preview - By Grant Hood

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Darren Dods takes a somewhat depleted Brechin City squad to Greenock to face Morton at a venue where City’s record has been respectable in recent years.

City fans felt hard done by to see Jim Duffy’s side leave The Glebe in October with all three points after a late Andy Murdoch goal secured a 1-0 victory, and will be looking at this as yet another opportunity to get that elusive first Championship win.

Despite a resounding midweek defeat at Inverness, Dods and his squad remain in fine spirits – particularly on the back of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United, where an impressive second half performance resulted in widespread plaudits and so very nearly a memorable victory.

Squad news sees Ally Love join Ryan McGeever on the sidelines, as he recovers from an ankle injury – and there’s a doubt over left back Willie Dyer, having been substituted against ICT on Tuesday. However, in a particularly encouraging development for City fans, striker Andy Jackson, who hasn’t appeared in Brechin colours since the match at Tannadice in August, returns to the squad – although whether he’s likely to feature in the starting XI remains debatable.

Morton come into the game with one solitary victory since their visit to Glebe Park, although that came last weekend with an impressive, confidence-boosting 3-0 victory against The Bairns at The Falkirk Stadium. That said, this sequence of results has seen only one defeat, along with three draws including away points secured at top end Championship contenders St Mirren and Dunfermline Athletic.

The match will be refereed by Alan Newlands, who was the man-in-the-middle for the 2-0 reverse against Stirling Albion in the Betfred Cup earlier in the season, awarding 2 penalties to the home side on the night. He will be assisted by David Roome and Alan Macfadyen.

Greenock Morton FC advise supporters that a new turnstile system is in place, with entry priced at Adults £20 (£18 if bought before 1pm on matchday); £15 for concessions (over-65s and students with valid proof); £5 for 12-16 year olds and under-12s go free when accompanied by an adult. Entry to the Club Car Park adjacent to Cappielow is available at a cost of £3.

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