Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 622856
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News - 3 October 2019

Brechin City v Stirling Albion - Match Preview - By Steven Mew

City will be looking to make it consecutive wins at home as we welcome Stirling Albion to Glebe Park tomorrow afternoon.

With last weekend's victory over Elgin City providing a very welcome confidence boost, another win tomorrow could see City rise several places in the league table.

Despite slipping back to the bottom of the league last week, the Binos boast the joint best defensive record in League 2.

There will be a very familiar face amongst the Stirling squad as former skipper Paul McLean will make his first return to Glebe Park as an opposition player, having spent 10 years at the club before leaving for Stirling in the summer.

TEAM NEWS
City will continue to be without Sean McIntosh and on-loan keeper Ross Sinclair who are ruled out through injury. Olly Hamilton will be assessed after picking up a knock whilst training with parent club St Johnstone earlier in the week, however Manager Mark Wilson is hopeful that the young forward will be available for selection.

Mark said, "Our numbers are as strong as I've seen them in my short time here. Training was a great standard with around 16 players which is a healthy number to choose from."

MANAGERS COMMENTS
Looking back to last weeks win against Elgin City, Manager Mark Wilson said, "It was a very good performance. Obviously Elgin had a couple of decent chances but I was happy about the way we went about our business. I thought we looked comfortable in possession and created some good opportunities.

"I had a word with them at half time to have a bit more belief and we started the second half very well. We got the early goal but we were disappointed to concede in the manner we did, although it was a great strike.

"I was pleased with the goals that we scored. Paul McManus has been doing that for many a year now and his composure was great. For Kieran Inglis, who I thought was terrific on the day - to make that run in the 91st minute after the amount of work he had put in just shows how fit the young lad is and his desire to get the three points.

"Overall I thought we were worthy of the win and we had some positive performances throughout the side. I was pleased with Paul Allan coming in - he met the boys for the first time just a few hours before the game but he performed very well.

"It's been a tough start to the season but a win at home meant a lot to the players and I think they showed that."

Looking ahead to the match tomorrow, Mark commented, "We are always looking to win our home games and make things difficult for the opposition. We've lost our fair share of games earlier in the season so would be good if we can get on a wee run - we certainly have the ability to climb the table"

MATCH OFFICIALS
The match referee tomorrow is John McKendrick who will be assisted by Ivan Stankovic and David Milton.

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

- Adult £13
- Concession £9 (Under 18's, Over 65's and Students)
- Parent & Child £16

The City Club bar (situated within the David H Will Stand) will be open to both sets of supporters from 1pm and again following the game until 8pm. The bar will be showing live BT Sport coverage before and after the game.

SPONSORSHIP
Match Sponsors tomorrow are Heather Whatley & Guests whilst the Match Ball has been sponsored by Lewis Johnston. Thanks to all for your support.

PREVIOUS MEETING
Stirling Albion 1-2 Brechin City - 17th July 2018
The sides met in the Betfred Cup group stage at the start of last season where City emerged victorious at Forthbank - ending a run of 241 days without a competitive win. Boris Melingui opened the scoring for his first City goal only for Mark Stewart to level things up on the stroke of half time. A delightful goal from Callum Tapping six minutes from time earned City a long-awaited win.