20 March 2023
Match Preview | Brechin City v Nairn County
City will look to blow off the cobwebs following a trio of postponements as we take on Nairn County at Glebe Park tomorrow evening.
It will be the first time City have been in league action for almost a month as they look to close the gap to leaders Buckie Thistle. The Jags stretched their lead to 9 points following a 1-1 draw with Rothes at the weekend, albeit City have four games in hand over the Moray side.
Whilst City have been out of action since the Highland League Cup semi-final defeat against Inverurie, the Wee County played at the weekend as they lost 2-1 against Brora at Dudgeon Park.
City are likely to have a full squad available, with defender Euan Spark returning following a lengthy injury layoff.
Speaking to the Media Team last week, Manager Andy Kirk said, "It's obviously difficult being several games behind and we would have liked to have played the same amount of games. The picture hasn't changed - we still have to win as many games as possible between now and the end of the season. It's a difficult league and Buckie have done well of late with their results. We have to get ourselves back on a winning run and build that momentum again but it's a very tough run in."
"It's important to get everyone back to the level that they are capable of. The players realise the importance of where we are and they need to bring their A-game into every match now. We have 9 cup finals between now and the end of the season to give ourselves the chance of being successful.
"We have a full squad available and the break has given the likes of Sparky and Hamish the chance to have another couple of sessions to get themselves up to speed and recover from any wee niggles. It's the first time this season we've had everyone available and fingers crossed we can keep it that way as we need a squad of players to get us through this run of games."
Tomorrow's match kicks off at 8pm. Admission prices are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions. Season tickets are valid.
Also on sale tomorrow evening will be the 'Final 5' ticket which will gain you entry to the home fixtures against Nairn County, Wick Academy (25/3), Turriff United (01/04), Brora Rangers (05/04) and Fraserburgh (12/04) for a discounted price of £40 for adults (saving £10) and £30 for concessions (saving £5).
The tickets will be available to purchase at the players & officials gate at the Trinity Road End at Glebe Park prior to the game tomorrow. Alternatively, you can purchase by bank transfer by e-mailing email@example.com
The club are working alongside Fans Supporting Foodbanks who will be collecting donations of food prior to the game.
The aim is to help eradicate food poverty in Brechin and the surrounding area by collecting donations from fans at home games and distributing them locally. The donations will be collected from 6:45pm until kick off (8pm) at the Trinity Road entrance.
CITY CLUB BAR
The City Club bar will be open to both sets of supporters from 6:45pm.
Tomorrow's match referee is Chris Fordyce, assisted by Duncan McLullich and Lee Paterson.
Nairn County 0-0 Brechin City - 11th February 2023
The sides met at Station Park last month which resulted in a stalemate and was the first time this season that City had failed to score. Andy Kirk's side struggled to get into any kind of rhythm throughout the 90 minutes against a Nairn side that were worthy of a share of the spoils.
SPONSORSHIP & MASCOT
Sponsoring the game tomorrow is Alex Gibson whilst the matchball sponsor is Mike Thomson from Alford. Our mascot will be 8 year old Archie Loudon!