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News - 1 February 2024

Match Preview | Brechin City v Lossiemouth - By Steven Mew

City go head to head against Lossiemouth for the second time in the space of just over a week at the Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park tomorrow afternoon.

Gavin Price's side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Lossiemouth at Grant Park last Wednesday, and the Coasters have had mixed fortunes in the two fixtures played since then.

They earned a creditable 3-1 victory against Rothes last weekend, but slipped to a disappointing 5-1 defeat away to Nairn in midweek.

City meanwhile are coming into the game off the back of a 6-1 win against Strathspey Thistle last weekend and are gunning for their sixth consecutive win.

City will continue to be without Anthony McDonald but will welcome back Hamish Thomson who returned to training this week. After being confirmed on a loan deal just earlier today, striker Matthew Wright will be included in the squad.

Manager Gavin Price gave his thoughts on the win over Strathspey Thistle last weekend, he said, "I was a wee bit frustrated in the first half especially with conceding the goal which came from a bit of slackness from ourselves and we need to try and eradicate that. Against better teams we will be punished for that more severely.

"Looking back at the game we've had 30 shots at goal - we certainly created enough chances and got plenty of bodies in the box which is a positive thing. Once we got the third goal we settled down a bit and it was a good day in the end.

"It's been two long trips for the players over the course of a few days - the heavy pitch at Strathspey probably took its toll and the pace of the game probably wasn't as fluent as it was against Lossiemouth. It's another two games that we've ticked up with 6 points from them and that was the objective so I can't be too critical.

"We got the freshness from substitutions in the second half which definitely helped and it's maybe a wee lesson for me that following midweek games it's an opportunity to change the starting lineup. You don't always like to do that when you're on a winning run but on reflection maybe one or two fresh faces might have helped in the first half but that is probably nit-picking.

"The likes of Grady came on and made a good impact, scoring a couple of goals. His overall game was a lot better and that's the response you need. Players will be disappointed at not starting games but that's why we've got a squad and you need that competition for places and everyone is gunning to play every week."

Recent loan signing Jamie Richardson impressed throughout, having a hand in the first goal and also netting the third. Gavin added, "His attitude, work-rate and energy is first class and the players appreciate that as well. I knew that before he came in and I think he's surprised a few folk with his technical capability as well. He's been a real find for us and hopefully he can kick on and keep performing really well for us."

Looking ahead to tomorrow's fixture, Gavin commented, "Back on our home park hopefully we can get that rhythm we had up at Lossiemouth and the tempo and movement that we played with. It's another challenge for us and if we can get the 3 points it brings us closer to where we want to be."

Tomorrow's match kicks off at 3pm. Admission prices are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions (Over 65's, 16/17 year olds and students). Season tickets are valid. Digital tickets should be purchased at the following link - PURCHASE TICKETS

The City Club bar at the ground is open to all supporters from 1pm prior to the game and will open again immediately following the match!

Tomorrow's match referee is Greg Soutar, assisted by Shaun Telford and Mark Findlay.

Lossiemouth 0-3 Brechin City - 24 January 2024
The sides met just over a week ago in a rescheduled league fixture at Grant Park, with City running out comfortable winners. An excellent first half performance saw the visitors go in at the break 3 up thanks to goals from Ewan Loudon, Danny Handling and Marc Scott.

There would be no further goals after the break, but City saw out the game whilst recording a welcome clean sheet.

Tomorrow's match sponsors are J&M Mackie whilst the matchball has been sponsored by Lennie Johnson.

Leading out the sides tomorrow will be our mascots George Elliot and Magnus Jamieson.