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News - 20 January 2022

Match Preview | Brora Rangers v Brechin City - By Steven Mew

City will come up against Brora Rangers for the first time this season as Andy Kirk's side make the long journey north to Dudgeon Park tomorrow afternoon.

City face a stiff test against the Cattachs who are in fine form, having won 10 of their last 11 Highland League fixtures.

The two clubs head into the fixture off the back of convincing wins last weekend, with City defeating a much-improved Fort William side 4-0 at Glebe Park, whilst Brora were 3-0 winners at Nairn County.

The sides are currently level on points in the league, albeit Brora have a game in hand and sit just above in 3rd place by virtue of their superior goal difference.

After missing the last two matches through suspension, City will welcome back Ukranian playmaker Max Kucheriavyi whilst David Cox also returns to the squad. This means Manager Andy Kirk will likely have a full squad available for the trip.

Looking back at the win over Fort William last weekend, Andy Kirk commented, "We obviously hadn't played Fort William earlier in the season so we didn't have a benchmark to work from. Looking at some of their results and then watching the game on Saturday, it's clear to see there has been a big improvement already. They were well organised, worked extremely hard and they made it difficult for us to break them down. I was pleased with our performance on Saturday and glad to get back to winning ways again."

Striker Garry Wood grabbed a hat-trick with Andy adding, "Garry always put himself about, he works hard and we know what his capabilities are. He backs in, he holds the ball up and causes problems. When he gets the chances he is a decent finisher so we're pleased he is scoring goals and long may it continue for us."

Speaking on the two new signings Nathan Cooney and Seth Patrick, Andy said, "I was very pleased with both. Nathan has come from Dundee United so he's got a good level of technical ability. I thought he fitted into the back line very well. Seth in midfield tried to get on the ball, showed good enthusiasm and some good touches at times. Both haven't played a lot of football so over the coming weeks with more game time we'll be able to see more from them."

The game also saw top-scorer Marc Scott make his return from his injury, with Andy adding, "Marc has been really good for us this year and we were obviously disappointed to lose him with the injury. We just need to be careful with him and hopefully get him back to full fitness very soon."

Looking ahead to the trip to Brora tomorrow, he said, "A win up there would certainly get us back on track again and keep us in the hunt. We haven't played Brora this year but what we do know is that they are a strong side and they are up there for a reason. Hopefully it will be a good game and we can come out with the three points at the end of it."

Admission is pay at the gate, with prices set at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

For those unable to attend, Brora Rangers will be providing a live stream of the game - LIVE STREAMING

The Supporters Club are running a coach to the match which will leave St Ninian's Square at 8am. The cost of the bus is just £10 per person - to book please text 07740 856565 or email A stop will be made heading up to Brora and again on the way back down the road.

The Supporters' Club would encourage everyone to wear a mask where possible and to carry out a lateral flow test before boarding.

The match referee tomorrow is Graham Beaton, assisted by Andrew Bannerman and Jamie McCausland.

This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides.