Praise for Trouten

Alan Trouten fires his shot beyond Scott Morrison to ensure progression into the fourtth round of the Scottih Cup.

Alan Trouten fires his shot beyond Scott Morrison to ensure progression into the fourtth round of the Scottih Cup.

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Brechin manager Ray McKinnon has praised his players who booked their place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at Gayfield on Saturday.

In difficult conditions his team fought hard and adapted well, knocking near neighbours Arbroath out of the cup with two goals to nil.

And their efforts have secured City a thrilling cup derby with fellow neighbours Forfar Athletic in a mouth-watering tie between the two Angus teams.

Speaking after Saturday’s match a delighted McKinnon said: “It was difficult conditions today. The wind played a part in the game, and I thought we adapted quite well and played some nice football. Probably in the end we deserved to win; we probably could have scored a couple more goals but full credit to Arbroath. They made a really good game of it and their goalie had a couple of good saves. I’m just delighted to be through to the next round of the cup, I think the boys deserve it.”

The stormy conditions made life difficult for both teams on Saturday.

McKinnon continued: “All in all it was alright, we could play in it. The guys coped with the conditions and played some nice stuff and thoroughly deserved the win.”

For the full report on how City booked their place in the next round against Forfar Athletic, turn to page 31.