Brechin City still without a point as Dods prepares for away trip double-header

Photo - Derek Watt.
Photo - Derek Watt.

Darren Dods was disappointed to see his side fail to capitalise on having an extra man on Saturday.

The hosts trailed Airdrieonians 2-0 when Caolan McAleer was sent off before Andy Jackson scored a rebounded penalty.

But Brechin City couldn’t turn their numerical advantage into goals and they remain without a point in League One.

Dods wasn’t impressed with that but said his side did well in the first half, though they lacked a creative spark.

He added that he should have more of a squad at his disposal this weekend when the team visits Albion Rovers with just Dene Shields, Paul McLean and Graeme Smith still unavailable.

David Weatherston and Ross Perry, who missed the game with the Diamonds, are set to return to the playing pool.

The boss said: “It’s disappointing and the goals we lost were poor. We’ve got hit on the break from a corner for the first one then the second, Paddy’s a bit unfortunate.

“He’s saved the shot but to be fair, Prunty did well to get the rebound in.

“We battled back and created some chances. We probably had the better chances in the first half hour. To come back to 2-1 you felt you had the ascendancy, especially with 10 men.

“It’s disappointing especially given it was at home, we were looking to pick up points with the way we’re going.

“I think that wee spark of creativity was missing. We’re going through this bad run so the confidence is low, so it’s affecting decision making. We’re taking the wrong pass at times or passing instead of shooting. That comes with confidence though. Just at the moment it isn’t quite happening for us.

“The challenge is to train hard this week and go and get something from Albion Rovers this weekend.

“It’s obviously always a tough place to go. I don’t know how the pitch is at this time of the year but all the same, they always make it difficult for visiting teams.

“Ross Perry and David Weatherston missed Saturday and hopefully they’ll be back for this week.

“Dene Shields and Paul McLean are still injured and Graeme Smith is obviously still suspended. But other than those three we should have everybody.”

City visit Albion Rovers this Saturday before heading down to Stranraer.

They then face Forfar Athletic at home.