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Bobby Barr scores Brechin's third goal of the game.
Bobby Barr scores Brechin's third goal of the game.

Brechin City manager, Ray McKinnon, said he was “gobsmacked” by his team’s performance in the Scottish League Cup.

Despite a second-half fightback, City couldn’t find an equalising goal and were knocked out after losing 4-3 away to Stranraer.

Speaking after the match, he commented: “The first half was the worse I have seen from a team I’ve been in charge of.

“I have never been more disappointed by a team for their performance and application. I am gobsmacked.

“We were a shambles in the first half and Stranraer deserve to be still in the cup. Decisions had to made and I made changes at half-time.

“We then went on to lose a fourth goal with some of the worst defending I have seen in my life.

“I was pleased with the fightback and we could have even levelled it at 4-4 but despite the second half show, we were second best.”

City will hope to bounce back from the result when they face Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Supporters’ Club have announced that the three supporters’ buses will leave at 9 a.m. from St Ninian’s Square as a result of roadworks between Stirling and Glasgow. Fans should meet at 8.45 a.m. sharp.

Buses are kindly sponsored by Gavin Brymer and Brechin arms.