Brechin boss Darren Dods eager to close gap on Loons

Photo by Derek Watt
Photo by Derek Watt

Darren Dods was delighted to pick up a rare clean sheet in last week’s trip to Stenhousemuir.

Brechin City drew 0-0 with the Warriors in mid-week as City secured a valuable point.

They were looking to continue their improved run of form with a trip to Albion Rovers but the Coatbridge side’s park was unfit for playing, and the game was duly postponed.

The players were able to train elsewhere though and have their sights set on the visit of Cowdenbeath this weekend.

It’s a game in which Dods hopes his side pick up the three points to try and bring the Blue Brazil into trouble at the bottom of League One - while closing the gap on ninth-placed Forfar Athletic.

He said: “We played well against Stenhousemuir and we created a few chances. Unfortunately we didn’t take them but we got the reaction from the Stranraer game.

“We did well though and another night we’d have scored one or two, it just wasn’t to be.

“The thing was we were creating things at one end and keeping it tight at the other, and I think that’s the first clean sheet in about six weeks which is great.

“We were looking forward to Albion Rovers after that then we’re disappointed to see it called off. It wasn’t too bad in the east but it must have been heavy rain through there and it was a late inspection.

“We managed to train though, we got an astro pitch over in Fife so we kept ticking over with a good session. That’ll give us a decent lift for the next few games.”

The forthcoming clash with the Blue Brazil might be too soon for Paul McLean, with Darren McCormack very likely to miss out.

Dods continued: “Paul McLean is probably touch and go for the weekend and Darren McCormack is probably out.

“It’s a big one on Saturday.

“It was disappointing when we went down there earlier in the season, we let ourselves down. We never got going. They got off to a good start and we never got back into it.

“They’ve been on a decent run though it’s stalled a bit recently.

“It’s good that it’s at home, the home games will be vital for us because of the 14 games remaining we’ve got eight at home.

“We got the opportunity in mid-week to close the gap and we couldn’t get the win but we did well.

“We know though we need to start picking up points to close the gap, not just on Forfar but the teams above them.”