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News - 7 July 2024

City Snap Up Promising Defender - By Steven Mew

Manager Patrick Cregg had added to his defensive options with the signing of youngster Ross Milne on a two year contract.

Formerly on the books of youth development programmes at Aberdeen and Dundee United, Ross has successfully come through a newly created Brechin City FC player pathway that has been set up in Dundee, with further details to follow on this initiative in the near future.

Milne recently put pen to paper on his 17th birthday and will look to continue his development with Brechin City.

The right sided defender, who can also play in defensive midfield featured as a trialist in our opening two pre-season friendlies against Dundee United and Forfar Athletic, with a head knock in the latter causing him to sit out the last two matches.

Manager Patrick Cregg commented, “Ross is a young lad who has come in and done really well in training and the two pre-season friendlies that he has played. We’re delighted to have him on board as he starts his journey in football and it’s our job to develop and guide him.”

Brechin City Director Peter Carmichael, who has been instrumental in setting up the player pathway, added, “One of the main reasons I joined the board was to create a player pathway due to seeing so many talented kids being lost to the game locally if they aren’t selected for pro youth by Premiership clubs.

“The Club have been extremely lucky to have secured the services of Kevin Flynn, Leigh Kingston and Gordon Alexander to start a team and build on this. My hope when starting this was to potentially see a player near the first team in approximately 18 months so to see Ross sign so soon is pleasing for myself, Kevin and his fellow coaching staff.”