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News - 30 August 2018

Arbroath v Brechin City - Match Preview - By Steven Mew

It's the second local derby of the season as City travel to face Dick Campbell's table-topping Arbroath side at Gayfield tomorrow afternoon.

Defender Dougie Hill was subbed last weekend and is rated as 50/50. He will have a pre-match fitness test to determine if he can play. Paul McLean, Jordan Tapping and Dene Shields all remain sidelined through injury.

New loan signing from St Johnstone, Callum Hendry is added to the squad and comes into immediate contention. Dods is delighted to secure the services of the 20 year old stating, "He's a striker in form".

The Manager also added, "The squad is in buoyant mood after last week's dramatic victory and are looking forward to the game."

Taking charge of the derby tomorrow is Gavin Ross and he will be assisted by Ross Haswell and Scott Anderson. Ross last took charge of a City game in April 2017 in a 0-0 draw against Stranraer at Glebe Park.

The match is not segregated and admission prices are as follows:

- Adults £15
- Concession £8
- Parent & Child £18

City will be looking to continue where they finished off after coming back from 2-0 down after an hour to defeat Dumbarton 3-2 at Glebe Park last weekend. Goals from ex-City winger Bobby Barr and trialist Brad Spencer looked to put Dumbarton in control but City fought back through Boris Melingui and Callum Tapping to level things up prior to Melingui's dramatic stoppage time winner.

The Lichties meanwhile continued their fine start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over East Fife at New Bayview. First half goals from Thomas O'Brien and Ryan Wallace set them on their way before a Danny Denholm put the gloss on the win. Ex City manager Dick Campbell has steered his side to the top of the league with 3 wins and a draw from their opening four fixtures.

It's been over four years since the last meeting against Arbroath, with the Lichties running out 4-2 winners in an entertaining match at Glebe Park in March 2014.

The last match between the sides at Gayfield, however, saw City win 1-0 with Bobby Barr on target.