Darren Dods is hopeful that star duo Molloy and McLean will make Dunfermline game

Photo by Derek Watt.
Photo by Derek Watt.

Brechin City boss Darren Dods says star pairing Craig Molloy and Paul McLean should feature in this weekend’s home clash with League One leaders Dunfermline.

The duo missed out on Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Cowdenbeath, where Scott Shepherd’s late strike ensured the points were split.

But Dods was left questioning his side’s inability to finish chances after City created numerous opportunities in front of goal.

He said: “Paul trained on Tuesday but this was a bit too early for him and Craig will train this Tuesday, so with a bit of luck we might have them next week.

“It was important being at home to get the three points and we made a great start, having the best two chances. We switched off at a set piece as we’ve done all season.

“We’re going over it and over it in training and we just need to put a head on it. It’s the bread and butter of this league, teams need to defend set pieces. We’ve given them a head start.

“We kept going though and we got a goal back just before half-time. Then second half we’ve had some great chances to go 2-1 up but didn’t take them.

“I don’t know if it’s a lack of ruthlessness or bad luck, but it’s just not happening for us. Smith’s made some great saves for us then it’s unfortunate he’s made his first mistake of the season, and the ball bounces over him.

“But we still kept fighting and it’s 94 minutes when we equalise. Scott hit a great shot and we got the draw.

“Everybody is giving their all and they keep going. It’s a heavy pitch and we kept working hard, pushing and pushing. It just wasn’t to be.

“We’ve hit the post and the goalie saves the rebound, our shots just kept getting blocked. We couldn’t hit the net.

“Losing the second goal was demoralising but we kept going and got back to 2-2. It’s a good finish from Scott and he does that, we want to get him into more of these positions.”