Getting competitive

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MITCHELl Megginson is hoping a spell of second division football with Brechin City will help him get more accustomed to the physical side of the game and ultimately make him a better all-round player.

The on-loan Aberdeen youngster made a lively start as a second half substitute against Stenhousemuir on Saturday and he said he is very much looking forward to having the opportunity to work with Jim Weir and Kevin McGowne again.

“It’s three weeks since I last played in the Under-19s,” he commented. “With there being no reserve football in the SPL it makes it tougher to get competitive games.

“However, that’s exactly what I am gong to get playing here with Brechin.

“If Saturday was anything to go by, the second division will certainly be more physical than what we come up against in Under-19s football.

“The manager has put me out on loan to get a few games under my belt and I am hopeful that I will get them at Brechin.

“It hasn’t been a bad time to arrive. It’s obviously a big week for the club with a derby game and a Scottish Cup quarter final place up for grabs too.

“I met my team mates at training on Thursday for the first time and it was good to get involved on Saturday. I thought I did alright, but there is more to come from me.

“This is probably the best place I could have come out on loan, as I felt I did well under Jim (Weir) last year at Arbroath. I managed to get three goals in five games with them and I am hoping to better that for Brechin City.”

For the first time in many years, Brechin fans also have the prospect of an all Aberdonian forward line, should Mitch be paired with fellow Granite City resident Rory McAllister.

“I am looking forward to that. Rory is a very good player and I’m sure I can benefit from playing alongside him,” Mitch concluded.