Fans can act as the twelfth man

At a recent open meeting with supporters, Brechin City manager Jim Weir told fans that they were the clubs “12th man on the pitch” and urged them to get the “positivity” back.

He added: “I need the support from the supporters and so do the players.”

The recent meeting, held in the 1983 lounge at Glebe Park, gave fans the opportunity to quiz the manager on the previous season.

In a very candid session, Weir faced a number of questions over the performances on the park last season. Weir, who attended the meeting alongside his assistant manager Kevin McGowne and committee members, admitted injuries in the side meant there was “no consistency” for the Glebe Park outfit.

He said: “We were always fighting with a depleted squad.”

“We never got any momentum and a lot of that was to do with availability,” he added.

Talking about the up-coming season, Weir admitted that the league was “tougher” but hoped that a “bit of luck with injuries” would let the club get a good run of form.

At the end of the meeting, Weir said: “Brechin City is the best run part time club, and one of the best supported. We hope that can be maintained.”

Fans paid thanks to the manager for attending the meeting and many also wished him luck for the forthcoming season.