City boss Darren Dods says spirit at Glebe Park is of a high degree

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They’re still bottom of League One but Darren Dods says his Brechin City players have a tremendous spirit right now.

After a fierce fightback to draw 3-3 with Airdrieonians, City are now just two points behind rivals Forfar Athletic.

Dods said he felt there’s been a progression in the side’s attitude since the beginning of the year.

He also said that the recent decision for players to contribute towards Ross Perry’s medical costs was a brilliant gesture, indicative of the team spirit at Glebe Park.

The boss said: “Earlier in the season our heads would have gone down at one goal down, but on Saturday we were two goals down and we still came back to make it all square.

“The spirit is all there, the players are working hard and trying to do well on the park. I think it will do so much for the confidence as well to be 3-1 down and coming back.

“The players contributing to Ross’ surgery was brilliant. Craig Molloy organised it. It’s tough because part-times can struggle to pay for surgeries, it’s a big ask of them. The boys said they’d put their win bonuses towards the costs and the club decided to contribute as well.

“Obviously they’ve not had that many win bonuses but they all wanted to contribute. You never know when it might happen to them in the future.

“We got a good point on Saturday. It wasn’t what we were wanting before the game but being 3-1 down at half-time, we’d definitely have taken a point then. We had a great chance at 0-0 then they scored for 1-0. Lewis Spence made it 1-1 with a great goal.

“They were two set pieces. First one just broke in the box and the boy hit it in, the second one the boy just got a jump on us.

“It’s disappointing to lose goals like that.

“But second half we got back in the game and scored two good goals, and we deserved the draw.”