PREVIEW: Dods tells Brechin City players to take frustrations out on Stenhousemuir

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It’s going to be a big ask to get out of this relegation fight, but Darren Dods knows how many points it’ll take to keep Brechin City in League One.

It’s going to be a big ask to get out of this relegation fight, but Darren Dods knows how many points it’ll take to keep Brechin City in League One.

The Glebe Park gaffer didn’t give an exact figure, but said his players know their fate is in their own hands - because they can’t rely on teams around them to lose points.

Dods was speaking a few days after Brechin went down 2-0 away to Stranraer, the Blues moving into seventh in the league and opening up a 10 point gap over the bottom side, albeit City do have a game in hand.

But Darren stressed there’s more than a dozen games left to play in the season and nothing has been settled yet.

He said: “We’ve got 15 games to go. We know that we need results and points.

“We know if we play teams around us that if they get the result the gap gets wider.

“But we know we need to win so many games to get where we want to be. We can’t rely on other teams getting beat every week, we need to hit a decent points total to get us up there.

“They were strong winds down there in Stranraer, it was surprising after leaving Edinburgh through the snow. We were into the wind in the first half and we played well, we were unfortunate to be a goal down at half-time.

“We just didn’t put them under enough pressure with the wind behind us. We didn’t work their goal enough.”

Dods added Lukas Culjak on loan from Aberdeen, the young centre half going right into the squad for Tuesday night’s trip to Stenhousemuir.

The manager confirmed he was hoping to add more players, but said there’s still room to bring in further reinforcements if needed.

He added: “We’re keen for another game. I felt we let ourselves down at times on Saturday so it’s a chance to put that right. It’s a rescheduled game so it’s quite quick after the Stranraer game. Hopefully the frustrations of the players can be taken out properly.

“We know what conditions to expect with the weather. We know what to expect from them after the last game so hopefully we can respond to that.

“We’ve got a centre half in from Aberdeen. We were trying to get another couple of players in but managers hold off to see what’s happening, players wait to see who’s coming in and stuff like that.

“If needs be we can get some in after the window, I’ve got two or three emergency loans left to use. Quite a few teams are looking in the same areas so there’s not a great deal going about.”