McKinnon delighted with team ahead of play-offs

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Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon was “delighted” with his team’s performance after Saturday’s 3-0 win over East Fife.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon said: “I was delighted at half time. Some of the football we played was brilliant. [Garry] Brady and Greg [Cameron] were outstanding in midfield for us. I thought they done really well for us.

“The second half I knew East Fife would come at us. I knew it was about being patient.

“The goal we scored - that was the goal of the season. The inter-play, the passing, the movement, the cross, the finish. I was delighted - they deserved that.”

Brechin were keen to rest squad members ahead of the play-offs, with a number of key first team players missing from action. As a result, City have no new injury issues, with the only players unavailable being Paul McLean through suspension and Craig Molloy, who has missed the end of the season due to a long term injury. However, the performance against East Fife has given Mr McKinnon food for thought. He said: “I’m really pleased for the players who came in for us. They’ve definitely got me thinking.”

Discussing his player selection for the play-offs, Mr McKinnon added: “We’ve got potentially four big games and everyone will be involved after that.

“It’s a great position for me to be in, with our whole squad being in that form going in to the play-offs. I am really excited for Wednesday.”

On his approach to facing Alloa, Mr McKinnon was keen to keep his tactics close to his chest. He said: “We know their team inside out, we know how we are approaching it but we are keeping that quiet for now.”