5 November 2021
Match Preview | Clachnacuddin v Brechin City
Following successive home matches, City are back on the road tomorrow afternoon as we travel to Inverness to face Clachnacuddin at Grant Street Park.
Andy Kirk's side come up against a Clach side that opened up their Highland League campaign with two defeats, before embarking on a 6 match unbeaten run which saw them rise up the table.
The Lilywhites have struggled in recent weeks however, with just 1 win in their last 8 outings in all competitions.
City go into the game full of confidence having netted 7 against Strathspey Thistle last weekend and will look to build on an impressive run of 9 wins from their last 10 matches.
After not featuring the last couple of matches, full-back Jamie Bain is back fit having taken part in both training sessions this week. On-loan Aberdeen midfielder Jack Milne is still struggling with an injury sustained a couple of weeks back and is likely to miss out. Luc Bollan remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Reflecting on the 7-3 win over Strathspey Thistle at the weekend, Manager Andy Kirk commented, "It was a crazy game to be honest. We started poorly and our defending cost us, but at that stage we still felt if we got a goal back quickly then we'd have a good chance. Credit to the players - they came back from behind twice and that's not an easy thing to do. They kept pushing and creating chances.
"It was great to get seven goals and their goalkeeper made 6/7 good saves - we've been threatening that for a number of weeks now. It's great to have Garry Wood back after a number of weeks out, he got more minutes in the legs and got himself a goal. Julian Wade also came off the bench and showed great composure for his goal and Coxy getting a double too. There were plenty of positives to take from the game on what was a difficult pitch.
"It was also great for Kevin McHattie to get 45 minutes under his belt. Kevin is a quality player but we've got to be sensible with his return to play. It's easy to get carried away and push him too much so we've got to build it up. If he can get more than 45 minutes at the weekend then that would be great - there is a huge amount to come from him."
Looking ahead to the trip to face Clach tomorrow, Andy said, "Every team in this league can pose a threat as we saw on Saturday - Strathspey are a team at the bottom end of the league and scored three goals. We've prepared well this week for the game and we know Clach will cause problems. The pleasing thing for me is that there a lot of players in our team that are starting to hit that bit of form. If we can be organised defensively then hopefully we can get the result that we're looking for.
Supporters can pay at the gate with admission prices set at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.
SUPPORTERS CLUB TRAVEL
The Supporters Club are running a coach to the game (sponsored by Mackie Motors) which will leave St Ninian's Square at 9:30am. To book your seat please text 07740 856565 or e-mail email@example.com. The cost for the bus is just £10 per person!
Tomorrow's match referee will be Gordon Morrison, assisted by Alan Dawson and David Milligan.
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.