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News - 12 October 2020

Peterhead v Brechin City | Match Preview - By Steven Mew

City players have little time to dwell on Saturday's heavy defeat against St Johnstone and they travel north to face Peterhead in the Betfred Cup tomorrow evening.

Long term absentee Connor Coupe remains out whilst Leeroy Makovora has an ankle injury which saw him come off against St Johnstone on Saturday - he will be monitored ahead of the match tomorrow, although is unlikely to be risked. A number of other players are currently nursing muscle strains which will be assessed tomorrow prior to kick off.

Mark Wilson reflected on a disappointing result on Saturday, he said "It's ok to be beaten by a Premiership team but the manner in which it happened was unacceptable and we let the players know that.

"I thought there was an element of the players throwing the towel in and that isn't something that Simon or I are looking to take forward into this season. The players know that in no uncertain terms and we told them to think about their performance on Saturday night - then wake up on Sunday morning, clear it out of their heads and look forward to the season.

"It'll be a tough game again tomorrow. Our pre-season has been geared that way with playing teams in leagues above us to give our players as hard a workout as they could possibly get and tomorrow fits in with that.

"They are an established League One side with a settled team. It's another test for our young players and we will be looking for a reaction from a disappointing performance on Saturday."

The match referee tomorrow is Chris Graham who will be assisted by Ralph Gordon and Kevin McElhinney.

Peterhead FC will be hosting a live video stream of tomorrow's match through a pay-per-view service. The cost of this is £10 and can be accessed through the Blue Toon TV page HERE

Peterhead 2-1 Brechin City - 14th August 2018
The last fixture between the sides came at the start of the 2018/19 season, with the Blue Toon edging out City in the Challenge Cup at Balmoor. It was a depleted City side that travelled north, so much so that Manager Darren Dods had to register himself as a player prior to the game to provide defensive cover on the bench.

Despite being short of bodies, City took the lead early on through a terrific Dene Shields goal, and they would lead for the vast majority of the match before Russell McLean equalised on 76 minutes. Jack Leitch then netted the winner for the hosts four minutes from time.