Injury woes get worse for Weir

Keeper clears: Michael Andrews comes out to punch the ball clear of John Gemmills head.'Picture by Derek Watt

Keeper clears: Michael Andrews comes out to punch the ball clear of John Gemmills head.'Picture by Derek Watt

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Brechin City are gearing up for back to back home games, with the hope that they can make their home advantage count.

Brechin failed to convert their good play into points when they faced Stenhousemuir (see page 24 for more) but manager Jim Weir is hopeful that wont be the case when Brechin City host East Fife at Glebe park on Saturday, August 25.

Weir said: “The last couple of home games have gone well, the preseason match against Inverness and of course the match against Rangers. We have done much better at home and we will be looking to take the maximum points from our next two home games.”

Speaking about their opposition, he added: “East Fife were a bogey team for us last season so we are hoping to make sure that doesn’t happen this season.”

After East Fife, City will welcome division two newcomers, Alloa Athletic, to Glebe Park. Weir commented: “Alloa are fresh from winning division three and have started their season really well. They have managed to keep most of the players so it wont be easy.”

Weir is also having to cope with mounting injury problems, which make week to week planning difficult. Weir said: “We still have Alan Trouten out with a knee issue but we are hopeful that Derek Carcary may be able train this week. Paul McLean took a knock on Saturday and Gerry McLauchlan has a knee problem. We are trying to add to the squad in areas that we didn’t expect to due to injuries.”