City head into tomorrow's vital League Two fixture against Albion Rovers looking to build on a hard-earned point against Stenhousemuir in midweek.
An early goal from Kieran Inglis helped Michael Paton's side to a first point since the restart and will be keen to use this as a platform for the hugely important weeks ahead.
Albion Rovers themselves go into the game with confidence having picked up a crucial win over Cowdenbeath last weekend, followed by a creditable point on the road against Stirling in midweek.
After being down to the bare bones against Stenhousemuir in midweek, City supporters will be relieved to learn the selection issues should be eased considerably ahead of tomorrow's match.
Both Bobby Barr and Yusuf Hussain return from suspension, whilst the experienced trio of Gerry McLauchlan, Abdul Osman and Michael Paton were due to train yesterday (Thursday) and will be included in the squad should they come through unscathed. After missing out on Tuesday, both Jonathan Page and Connor Coupe should also be available for selection.
Looking back at the 1-1 draw against Stenhousemuir on Tuesday, Michael commented, "There were a lot of positives to take from the game - one being the character that they showed when it was backs against the wall. It was such a small squad and of a young age. It is a platform to build on in many ways."
Asked if Stenhousemuir were fortunate not be reduced to 10 men in the first half when Jonathan Tiffoney appeared to kick out at Ewan McLevy, he said, "It was a kickout off the ball so for me it was confusing as to why it was only a yellow. You've either kicked out or you haven't kicked out, it should either be no card or a red for me. It's frustrating as we had Bobby Barr sent off for a lesser incident a couple of games back.
Looking ahead to what can be considered a 'six pointer' against Albion Rovers tomorrow, Michael added, "Everyone is singling out these games against the teams that are around us but we approach each game the exact same way. The good news is that we will have players back from suspension and hopefully a few back from injury so we will have a stronger squad going into tomorrow's game which is pleasing. If myself, Gerry and Abs come through training unscathed then that'll be another three players added to the squad so things are starting to look up."
Tomorrow's match referee will be Gavin Ross, assisted by Colin McAlpine and Harry Bruce.
LIVE MATCH STREAM
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Following a successful launch at the Stenhousemuir game on Tuesday, we are pleased to confirm that Andrew Mudie and Michael Baillie will again be providing commentary.
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Albion Rovers 0-2 Brechin City - 31 October 2020
City moved off the foot of the table as interim Player/Manager Michael Paton led City to a crucial win over Albion Rovers in October. Two goals of the highest quality from Leeroy Makovora and Matty Todd gave City their only league win in 2020 and a first clean sheet since August 2019!
Our matchball sponsors tomorrow are Honorary Committee Member Ian Jardine and Deano Greig, another great supporter of the Club over the years. Our thanks go to both for their continued backing.
HALF TIME DRAW
50/50 half time draw tickets are now available to purchase ahead of the game tomorrow, with the winner selected at random at half time - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.