Forfar v Brechin City

Alan Trouten begins his celebrations after chipping the ball past Rab Douglas.
Alan Trouten begins his celebrations after chipping the ball past Rab Douglas.

Ray McKinnon bid a fond farewell to Jamie Masson after the midfielder ended his Brechin City spell with a goal against Forfar Athletic.

The loanee opened the scoring in Saturday’s derby clash on his last outing for the Glebe Park side before returning to parent club Aberdeen.

Masson gave City the lead after 12 minutes following a cross from fellow loan star Craig Wighton, who was mightily impressive at Station Park.

Alan Trouten scored the second late on and McKinnon was pleased with the result that took his side’s unbeaten run to 11.

He said: “It’s a tough place to come. We’ve played well against Forfar this season. I thought we were very good, we played some nice stuff and I’m really pleased with the result.

“We wish Jamie Masson all the best, he’s away back to Aberdeen and he’s been excellent for us. Hopefully he can break into their first team.

“He’ll be missed but we’ve got a lot of good players at the club, and hopefully Kyle McAusland will be coming back from Rangers soon. We’ve got a strong squad.

“A lot of credit has to go to the players.

“We’re playing well and if we can maintain this standard we can hopefully push into the playoffs. We knew that 15 minutes after the interval they’d come at us and they did.”