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News - 10 August 2018

Brechin City v East Fife - Match Preview - By Steven Mew

City take on Darren Young's East Fife side tomorrow afternoon in the first home league fixture of the season.

City will welcome back influential midfielder Callum Tapping back into the squad, having served a one match suspension against Stenhousemuir. However, skipper Paul McLean will miss out through injury whilst Jordan Tapping and Kalvin Orsi are both doubtful.

Ryan McGeever made the bench last weekend and will be in contention along with Andy Jackson who is pushing for a starting berth having made two substitute appearances in recent weeks.

Manager Darren Dods said, "The players have trained well with two solid sessions this week and everyone is looking forward to our first home league game of the new season."

The match referee is Graham Beaton and he will be assisted by Anthony Cooper and Michael McCart. Beaton last took charge of a City game in the 2-1 Irn Bru Cup defeat against Buckie Thistle at Victoria Park last season.

Standard league pricing applies for this fixture, they are as follows:

- Adult £15
- Concessions £8
- Parent & Child £18

The City Club bar, situated within the David Will stand, is open to over 18's from 1pm until 2:55pm and again after the game until 8pm. With the English Premier League now in full flow, fans can watch live coverage of the match between Wolves and Everton (ko 5:30pm).

Season tickets will be on sale in the Platinum Lounge from 1:30pm. This is the last chance for supporters to buy their season tickets at early bird prices. They are tremendous value and, at £190 for adults and £90 for concessions, you are saving £80 and £50 respectively on walk up prices over the season.

Schoolchildren who have applied for free season tickets can collect them from the officials gate at the Trinity Road turnstiles. The club are still accepting applications, you can download the form at the following link -

Match sponsors tomorrow are our key sponsor group of Ferguson Oliver Mortgages, James Lammond Ltd and JJKS Estates Ltd. Ball sponsor is Keith Johnston of Gridified Ltd. Many thanks to all for your continued support.

The League One campaign didn't get off to the best of starts for City last weekend as they went down 1-0 to 10 man Stenhousemuir, but will be eager to put things right on home soil against the Methil side.

East Fife themselves struggled in their opening game as they went down 2-0 at home to recently relegated Dumbarton.

The sides last met at Glebe Park towards the end of the 2016/17 season when a superb volley from Andy Jackson deep into stoppage time secured a vital 2-1 win for City. The three points went a long way to securing the playoffs and ultimately, promotion at the end of the season. Liam Watt, now an East Fife player, had opened the scoring for City that day which had been cancelled out by a Chris Duggan penalty prior to 'Jacko's' winner.