Brechin boss Darren Dods: We need to write Dunfermline hammering off

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Brechin City gaffer Darren Dods is eager to quickly move on from Saturday’s heavy Irn Bru Cup defeat to Championship outfit Dunfermline.

The Pars were absolutely ruthless as they won 5-1 at Glebe Park to send City crashing out of the revamped Challenge Cup.

The manager said that uncharacteristic individual errors were the root for all of Dunfermline’s goals which is something he hopes the team don’t make a habit of.

He also added that he’s confident his players share his desire to get back to winning ways immediately when Airdrieonians visit Angus on Saturday in the league.

Dods said: “It was a poor performance and the goals we gave away were all avoidable.

“That wasn’t like us, we’ve only last two goals in the four league games and we’ve been very strong at the back. There were a lot of defensive errors and every mistake got punished.

“We’ve not been making mistakes in the league, then we’ve made four or five on Saturday and Dunfermline have punished us.

“The players have shown their ability in the four league games.

“We just need to get back to how we have been playing, write Saturday off and get ourselves difficult to play against again.

“I don’t know if the delay to the kick-off bothered us or what but it’s just one of these games. We’re looking to bounce back from it on Saturday.

“We’ve got a home game to try and put things right and it’s against Airdrie who are just behind us in the league.

“Alan Trouten’s out, hopefully Chris O’Neill and Andy Jackson will be back but Trouten’s probably another week yet.”