Rovers call-off frustrates City gaffer Dods as Brechin drawn against League One rivals Ayr United in cup

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The decision to call off the scheduled friendly with Raith Rovers was another obstacle for new Brechin City boss Darren Dods to overcome.

The Glebe Park gaffer was hoping to look at a number of trialists in that game but heavy rain put paid to that endeavour.

Dods continues to look to increase the size of his squad with left back and right midfield key areas for recruitment.

City were this week paired with League One rivals Ayr United in the League Cup and the boss added that he had hoped for a team from a different league, although the Honest Men will offer a solid early test for his team.

He said: “I was disappointed with the game being off at the weekend.

“We’ve offered contracts to a couple of trialists so we’re hoping to hear back by the end of the week which would give us 13 or 14 players signed. We’re looking for wide right and left back as well.

“Ayr United in the League Cup, we’re playing them four times this season as well as Peterhead in the Petrofac and you’re looking to get a team from a different league because it’s good to get that freshness for a tie. But it will still be a good test for us.”