Super sub Scott Shepherd says Brechin City can catch relegation rivals Forfar Athletic

Photo by Derek Watt.

Photo by Derek Watt.

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Brechin City goal hero Scott Shepherd believes Brechin City will overtake Forfar Athletic in the League One relegation battle.

Shepherd was the star on Saturday as he scored a deserved leveller for City against Cowdenbeath, with the pulsating clash finishing 2-2.

And while Scott admitted the side need to be picking up the victories - especially at home - he said that the Glebe Park outfit have what it takes to catch the Loons, who sit a point ahead of the league’s basement club with a game in hand.

The Falkirk loanee said: “It was a vital goal, we really needed it. If we’d been beaten we’d have been cut away but with the draw we’re still looking up.

“We’ve got a great chance of catching Forfar and I think the boys will do it. Forfar’s the immediate target. We know we need to start winning games, especially at home.

“We wanted the win but the draw is okay, and Forfar got beat which is good for us.”

Darren Dods was lamenting his players’ failure to convert the multitude of goalscoring opportunities they fashioned and Shepherd believes the creation of chances isn’t a problem - but they need to find their killer instinct.

He also praised goalie Graeme Smith, who made a string of top class saves before an unfortunate mistake allowed Cowdenbeath to take a 2-1 lead.

He added: “We’ve got the players in the squad who have the ability to create a lot of chances, but the gaffer said in the changing room we need to take the chances. I had a couple before the goal I should have taken as well. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite us.

“The goalkeepers had great games. It’s a mistake from our goalie for their second and mistakes happen.

“He’s kept us in the game second half with the amount of chances they’ve had.”