From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: Ian Mitchell, ex-Falkirk and former Dundee United and Newcastle forward is to go part-time with Brechin City. He will team up with Dennis Gillespie, an old Tannadice colleague, and will be used as a midfield man by Brechin.

Football: Brechin City have arranged a pre-season trial with Inverness Caley at Glebe Park for August 3. This will be their only public trial, although there will be half a dozen closed-door matches against Dundee United and juvenile and junior teams.

Cricket: Gordonians v Brechin, At Aberdeen on Sunday Brechin were without Gordon Smith and Bill Duthie who were playing again at Blairgowrie for the North Juniors. It was Fergie Reid who stole the show against the Gordonians.