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News - 14 September 2023

Match Preview | Brechin City v Strathspey Thistle - By Steven Mew

After progressing to the semi-finals of the Highland League Cup last weekend, City return to league action tomorrow afternoon as we welcome Strathspey Thistle to the Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park.

City will come up against a Strathspey side who finished bottom of the Highland League last season. The Jags find themselves at the foot of the table again so far this campaign having failed to register a point from their opening 5 matches.

City will continue to be without Anthony McDonald and Ewan Loudon whilst Marc Scott is suspended after picking up a red card last time out in the league against Rothes. Ewan White however will return after serving a two-match suspension.

Reflecting on the win over Inverurie Locos last weekend, Manager Andy Kirk said, "I didn't think we were anywhere near our best or as fluent as we would normally be. However we are now into a semi-final with two goals and a clean sheet. We've just got to keep pushing for a little bit more and potentially wrap games up a little bit quicker. Overall we've got to be pleased though.

"We now have a semi final which is important to us as a group and what we are trying to achieve. The league is massive for us but our focus is on every game and we are looking forward to the semi final. If we can get a home draw that would be fantastic but regardless of what team we get it's going to be a tough game."

Strike duo Liam Duell and Grady McGrath were again on target, with Andy adding, "You want your strikers scoring goals and if they're not scoring goals then they are involved in the play and creating chances. Liam has proved since he's come in that he can chip in with a goal and probably should have had two on Saturday after missing a good chance in the first half."

Looking ahead to tomorrow's match, he said, "If you want to be successful then you need to be winning your home games. Regardless of whether it's against a team at the bottom or the top end of the league, our preparation is exactly the same. Performances have been good but if we can tidy up on one or two things and increase the speed a little bit then we'll be getting closer to where we want to be. Saturday is a chance for us to that, especially at home."

Tomorrow's match kicks off at 3pm. Admission prices are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions (Over 65's, Under 18's and students). Season tickets are valid. Digital tickets should be purchased at the following link - PURCHASE TICKETS

The City Club bar, situated within the David H Will Stand is open to both sets of supporters from 1:30pm and again following the match.

Tomorrow's match referee is Stewart Luke, assisted by John Hugh Edens and Ruaraidh Garnes.

Brechin City 6-0 Strathspey Thistle - 28th January 2023
City recording a thumping victory over the Jags in January as they returned to the Highland League summit. It was a result that was never in any real danger with the visitors camped inside their own half for the majority of the match.

Kieran Inglis gave City an ideal start with the opener just over a minute in, whilst Marc Scott doubled the advantage ten minutes before the break. Within seconds of the start, Anthony McDonald added a third before further goals from Grady McGrath, Marc Scott and Botti Biabi rounded off a comfortable afternoon.

Our match sponsor tomorrow afternoon is Dalnaglar Estate whilst the matchball has been sponsored by Ewan & Gail Milne. Our mascot will be Isaac Fox!