Reds to face St Johnstone in the cup

Charlie King jumps on Craig Molloy's back after 'Tiger' opens the scoring for Brechin.

Charlie King jumps on Craig Molloy's back after 'Tiger' opens the scoring for Brechin.

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BRECHIN City’s reward for their three-nil Scottish Cup third round victory over Dumbarton on Saturday is a trip to take on premier division side St. Johnstone.

The Saints have been very much in the news of late, following a change of manager and that excellent nil-nil draw at Ibrox on Saturday past.

It will be a tough test for the reds when they make the trip on the weekend of January 7 and 8. However, there is plenty of league football to be played before that, with East Fife due at Glebe Park this Saturday, and a visit to high-flying Arbroath pencilled in for Saturday, December 3.

Looking ahead to the match against East Fife this weekend, manager Jim Weir said: “It’s back to league duty, and we should hopefully take some confidence from the win on Saturday.

“It’s important that we try and get some sort of momentum, especially in the league. It’s a difficult game at home to East Fife who are, for me, one of the best attacking sides in the league.

“We’re going to have to defend well, and hopefully create some chances at the other end and get three valuable points. The points are important as we’re just at the wrong end of the table, and we want to make some sort of progress towards the top half.”