City welcome Keith FC to Glebe Park tomorrow afternoon as Andy Kirk's side look to build on the opening day victory over Turriff United last weekend.
City will be without the services of on-loan Aberdeen midfielder Jack Milne who will serve a suspension following his red card against Turriff United. There is some good news on the injury front, with David Cox likely to return to the squad after missing out last weekend through injury.
Looking back to the win over Turriff United last weekend, Andy Kirk said, "If we had been a bit more clinical in the final third we could have scored a few more goals but it gave us a good starting point. It was a difficult game - Turriff worked hard and were disciplined in terms of keeping their shape. When we got control of the ball we caused them problems and created chances. I was pleased with a lot of aspects and how we went about our business but there is still a lot more that we need to work on."
On Jack Milne's sending off, he commented, "Situations like this happen and it took us a little bit of time to settle down and get our heads back into it. Once we did that we had control of the game again and had opportunities to go further ahead."
Speaking on the return of supporters to Glebe Park, Kirk added, "We all know how important the supporters are for the game. When you're playing well and you're winning, it gives them that extra energy and really spurs you on. Our job is to perform every week and give the fans something to be excited about and come back to cheer us on. It's great to have them back."
Andy is still looking to add more bodies to his squad, he said, "There are a few players that we're speaking to at the minute and I'm confident that we can get them done soon. We will then be in a good position after that."
Looking ahead to another home fixture against Keith tomorrow, he commented, "We've said to the players that none of these games are going to be easy and we've got to earn to play. If that means going toe to toe and working harder than the opposition then that's what we'll do. We're fully expecting another tough game and the opposition will make things difficult for us. It's an old cliche but we'll take each game as it comes - the players put in a decent performance on Saturday albeit we'd have liked a few things to be better. They've worked extremely hard during pre-season and I can't ask for any more in that respect but I've seen the quality in training and know there's a lot more to come. They'll take a lot of confidence from last week's result and if we go out and do the same thing tomorrow we'll build a bit of momentum."
Both home and away supporters can pay at the gate tomorrow, with admission prices set at £10 for adults and £7 for concessions.
Kick off is 3:00pm and league admission prices will apply, which is £10 for adults and £7 for concessions. Supporters can access the ground via both the Trinity Road and Cemetery End turnstiles.
Temperature testing will continue to take place on arrival and supporters should adhere to the government guidelines whilst within the stadium, with staff on hand to assist with any queries and provide guidance if necessary. One metre social distancing is enforced in the stands and face coverings should continue be worn at all times.
Supporters are advised that car parking will be strictly limited to players and officials only. There is sufficient on-street parking available in the vicinity of the ground for those travelling by car.
There will be a minutes silence at all Highland League matches tomorrow as a mark of respect for Garry Davies, Secretary of Rothes FC who sadly passed away on Tuesday evening.
CITY CLUB BAR
We are pleased to confirm that the City Club bar, situated within the David H Will Stand will be open to supporters.
Entry to the City Club is free of charge but due to the current government guidelines, the premises will operate under hospitality regulations with numbers controlled. Track and trace will be in place and one-metre distancing is to be adhered to. Face coverings should be worn at all times other than when sitting at a table.
The City Club will open at 2pm and again following the match until 7pm.
Tomorrow's match referee will be Greg Soutar, assisted by Abbie Hendry and Vikki Robertson.
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Brechin City 3-1 Keith - 9th January 1999
The last competitive meeting between the sides came over 22 years ago, as City ran out comfortable winners in a Scottish Cup replay. After a 0-0 draw in the initial tie, City progressed at Glebe Park with goals coming from Stuart Sorbie, John Dickson and Steve Kerrigan.
Tomorrow's match sponsor is newly appointed Honorary Vice President Ken Ferguson whilst the matchball has been sponsored by Graham Soutar. Many thanks for your support.