Brechin V East Fife at Glebe Park : Match Preview

22 February 2013 04:31
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City missing Molloy

In-form Brechin City will again be without midfielder Craig Molloy as they take on visitors East Fife with manager Ray McKinnon looking for a 10th Second Division win in his 13th game at the helm.

Full-back Jonny Brown is a doubt with an ankle problem.

"I cannot praise the players highly enough for coming back from a five week break to win our last two games over Arbroath and Ayr United," said McKinnon.

"They were a bit tired and sore after Tuesday night's game but they will be ready and up for East Fife.

"Billy Brown is very experienced in football and he will be out to end their disappointing run of 3 defeats in a row so we are in for another tough test."

East Fife will be without the suspended Scott Durie when they pursue first win in seven games.

Gareth Wardlaw continues to be ruled out following a virus and manager Billy Brown's resources could be stretched further as Steven Campbell and former Brechin goal-grabber Paul McManus both face fitness tests.

Brown said: "Brechin will be really tough but we can take something from it if we show the correct strength in defence. We have been losing some soft goals and if we can eradicate that from our game we have the forward players that can hurt teams.

"Last week at Stenhousemuir is a great example as we were winning and then left with nothing due to losing poor goals. Hopefully we can put that right at Glebe Park."

Source: PA