PRE MATCH: Brechin City vs Albion Rovers

Brechin City vs Albion Rovers 

Scottish League 2

Saturday 10 April, 3pm kick-off 

Glebe Park

 

WATCH THE MATCH

 

Our hosts will be streaming the match live on HedgeTV.

 

https://www.brechincity.com/bcfc/p/n/2417

 

Priced at £10, the live feed also includes live commentary. 

 

We will have match updates on our Twitter feed as usual. 

 

THE VIEW

 

This match looked destined to be our most important match of the season, but I’d argue the following Tuesday night fixture against a freefalling Cowdenbeath may now take that crown. 

 

The last two matches have seen a much improved Albion Rovers side, in fact on Tuesday at Forthbank – we more than matched a strong Stirling Albion side and should have taken three points. 

 

We looked hungry and smart on the ball, the backline looks solid and our new recruits have settled into the squad. 

 

Matthew Aitken will be disappointed with his penalty miss, but he looked back to his best and the goal he did score will give him a massive confidence boost. 

 

 

Our left side in particular, with the ever-composed Mark Sideserf and a new-look Lewis Wilson was impressive and we carried a constant threat. The penalty we conceded was nonsensical.  

 

The match against Cowdenbeath was crucial, three points well earned after Ryan Stevenson’s early penalty.  We looked comfortable and Lewis Kidd’s influence on the team was clear to see. 

 

Brechin are an improved side, it looks like they will be able to call upon the likes of Bobby Barr and Abdul Osman so it will not be an easy game, but it is one that this squad of players can win and I know we will go out to do just that. 

 

CAPTAIN’S VIEW

 

 

Aron Lynas’s thoughts: 

 

“Before the break, we were playing with an under-21s team in a senior league. The average age of our defence in most games was around 20 so it was difficult. We lacked that wee bit of gamesmanship and know-how but we have got that in abundance now.

 

“I’ve been impressed with Alfie (Robinson) as well so we really have a defence now that can switch it and take on any team in the league. The last two games have shown the level we need to stay at – we can’t drop from that now.”

 

On the last match against Brechin…

 

“To be honest, it could have been more than two that day. I cleared one of the line and they missed a sitter. It certainly motivates me and I know it’s the same for the lads who played that day, we just didn’t turn up and we can put that right on Saturday also.”

 

Final thoughts…

 

“We are in a good position and we know what we need to do. They have signed experienced players just like us, but we have to want the three points more than they do. We know we can go up there and win the match.”

 

LAST TIME OUT 

 

Match highlights from our 1-1 draw against Stirling Albion thanks to the home side: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwHFcauX3nA