McKinnon delighted with Brechin result

Andy Jackson is congratulated by Ryan Ferguson after equalising for City.
Andy Jackson is congratulated by Ryan Ferguson after equalising for City.

Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon was delighted by his side’s performance following a fantastic 3-2 win at home to Dunfermline.

Speaking after the match, the City manager commented: “I was really pleased for the guys.

“It was a really hard 90 minutes for them, but they stuck at it right to the end and it was a really good victory for us.

“It was a really sweet finish from Darren Petrie for our winning goal and I’m absolutely delighted for him.

“He’s a young kid who’s come in from Dundee United and he’s learning his craft here and it was the icing on the cake for him to score his first ever senior goal.

“However, we had a really good team performances today and it was a collective effort from everyone.”

The manager went on to explain why he’d made a couple of changes at half-time bringing on Derek Carcary and Allan Walker for Gerry McLauchlan and Craig Molloy.

“It was a tactical decision,” he said.

“We felt that in the first-half when we went on the counter-attack it was working quite well but we were sitting in quite deep, and I felt that it would be worth having a real go after the break.

“I knew that we had the players to change to a more offensive formation so we went 4-2-3-1 to enable us to take the game to Dunfermline.

“The changes made the game a much more open one and to be honest there could have been more goals from either side, but I’m just delighted that we came out on top.”

Brechin face a tough away fixture this week as they travel to Ibrox to face Rangers. The Supporters’ club are running a bus to the match, which is set to leave St Ninian’s Square at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, but organisers have asked that travellers meet at 10.15 to make sure they are on the right buses.