Dods wants to add one more ahead of Ayr United game

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Darren Dods is looking to take his squad size to 18 ahead of this Saturday’s Scottish League Cup game away to Ayr United.

The Brechin City boss added Jonathan Tiffoney and Ross Perry to his squad this week to take his playing pool up to 17.

Dods is still eager to secure the services of a left-sided attacker but said there’s nothing concrete in that area just yet.

He said: “Ross Perry and Jonathon Tiffoney take us to 17 signed players. We’re still looking for a left-sided player. There’s nothing concrete but we’d like to add one more before Saturday. With it being the League Cup we can’t play any trialists so it’d be good to get another one signed to make it 18 signed. We’re hoping to get a bounce game for the guys who have just come in to help get them some minutes.”

Brechin go into the trip to Ayr on the back of a heavy defeat to Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup.

Dods admitted he was at fault for one of the goals in what was a disappointing result.

He added: “In the first half we had a few chances, I had a good chance and probably should have scored. They played to their strengths well, they hit it long and kept pushing us back. Graeme Smith kept us in it making some great saves.

“Second half we lost the goal but we were still in it. For the second goal I made a mistake, I should’ve cleared it but I didn’t catch it right, it fell to their player and he scored.

“We were disappointed with the goals we lost. They’re a well-versed team that has been playing together a long time whereas we’re still trying to gel. The more we train together the better we’ll get. Rory McAllister did really well. I’ve played against him for years and we were teammates at Inverness. He played well and caused us problems.

“You don’t like losing your first competitive game. We play Peterhead in about six weeks time so we’ll be better prepared and know a better way of playing them.”