Brechin City v Arbroath

Andy Ryan celebrates after doubling City's lead against Arbroath.
Andy Ryan celebrates after doubling City's lead against Arbroath.

Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon hailed the “brilliant football” played by his side following their 3-1 win against Arbroath on Saturday.

Goals from Graham Hay, Andy Ryan and Derek Carcary handed City their second derby victory of the season, following a 2-1 success over Forfar in August.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon commented: “I’m really pleased. We deserved it.

“We played some brilliant football. We have had a lot of bad breaks, and I think that’s what happened at 2-0.”

Mr McKinnon had plenty of praise for his players, including scorer Derek Carcary who made his first appearance after 12 weeks. He said: “He is a big asset for us. He’s only trained twice but you can see how sharp he is.”

The Brechin City boss also had a lot of praise for Andy Jackson, who despite not getting on the score sheet, played a vital role in the match. Mr McKinnon explained: “Jackson is different class. He plays that link role brilliantly for me. He holds the ball brilliantly. We joke that he’s Brechin’s Wayne Rooney.”

Graham Hay was also praised, with the manager adding: “Hay is different class. He is getting better and better every week.”

Brechin City face Arbroath again this weekend as they travel to Gayfield for the William Hill Scottish Cup third round.