Winter bites!

BA Liam Keillor side foots the ball past the Forfar keeper to put Brechin u19s in the lead.
BA Liam Keillor side foots the ball past the Forfar keeper to put Brechin u19s in the lead.

Both Brechin City and Angus neighbours Forfar Athletic’s pitches failed their 10 am inspections on Saturday due to frost, meaning their games were postponed (writes Steven Rae).

City manager Jim Weir spoke to The Brechiner about how they used their week off, injury news, and Saturday’s forthcoming fixture away to Airdrie United:

“We trained through in Falkirk on Saturday and managed to get a good session out of it”, said Weir.

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to train the previous Thursday due to that wind.

“It was definitely a worthwhile session for us at the weekend. We don’t know when Saturday’s game will be replayed yet, as we’re in the process of talking about that just now.”

Moving on to injury worries, Weir said centre back Gerry McLauchlan was was almost up to match fitness:

“Gerry’s back in training, so he’s probably needing more sessions and maybe on to games soon.

“Charlie King’s also struggling a wee bit with a hamstring problem. Other than that, Gary Fusco would have been missing through illness on Saturday past.”

Looking ahead to Saturday, Weir said: “I went to watch Airdrie when our match was off on Saturday.

“In the second half, in particular, they preformed really well.

“They’ve got a number of dangerous players in their team. Derek Holmes, unfortunately, was stretchered off late-on, which is a blow to them, but they’ve got some good quality and Willy McLaren scored an excellent goal.

“They’re a team that’s high in confidence. They’ve scored a number of goals recently.

“We’ve got to start winning games, so we’ll go there with the thought in mind that we can get a victory.”

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday) it was understood that the postponed home match with Stirling Albion will go ahead at the Glebe next Tuesday with a 7.45 pm kick-off.