A truncated League 2 campaign kicks off tomorrow afternoon for City as we host Edinburgh City at Glebe Park.
City will again be without the injured Connor Coupe who continues to recover from an ankle injury sustained against Arbroath in pre-season. Meanwhile, Connor Barron will again be unavailable due to the need to self-isolate. The on-loan Aberdeen midfielder was part of the Scotland Under-19 squad where there was a positive Covid test elsewhere in the group. He is now over a week into his 14-day isolation period and will hopefully be available for the trip to face Elgin City next weekend.
Speaking on the defeat against Peterhead in midweek, Mark Wilson said "I must admit we were awful in the first half. The players didn't take responsibility on the ball and looked out of sorts - they still looked as if they were playing in that St Johnstone game to be honest. You can probably imagine my reaction to the players at half time, it shouldn't take a reaction like that for them to start playing.
"We changed the shape and some personnel at half time and we got a goal right away and we competed much better. We had one or two openings that we should have taken advantage of better. We looked more solid as a unit and it was night and day from the first half.
"The last 45 minutes has put us in a better frame of mind ahead of the match against Edinburgh. It's a shorter season and I think everyone is aware of how important a good start will be. We don't want to be in the same position as we were last season, that's for sure - we've got bigger aspirations than that.
"Edinburgh are a good side, one of the best in our division last year. I thought we competed well against them in the matches last season. If I'm being honest, I think we have more legs and creativity in our team this season so it will be interesting game. We need to believe in ourselves if we are going to get anything from the game as it will be incredibly tough. I'm looking forward to getting the real stuff started."
The match referee tomorrow will be Graham Beaton - he will be assisted by David Doig and Robert Peacock.
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Edinburgh City 0-0 Brechin City - 22nd February 2020
Back in February, City recorded just their third clean sheet of the season with a hard-earned point in blustery conditions against promotion-chasing Edinburgh City.
It was a game devoid of any real goalmouth action as both sides struggled to get into any kind of rhythm throughout the entire 90 minutes due to the wind.
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