The Pars will not want to slip up to the Angus outfit that remain winless in this Championship season. If, the homers were to suffer defeat, it would not only be a personal embarrassment, but it could have grave ramifications on their Premiership playoff aspirations.
Kickoff time, ticket prices and where to watch
South Stand: Adults £20, Concessions £14
All other stands: Adults £18, Concessions £12
Away Stands: Adults £18, Concessions £12, U12s £5
Saturday 14th, 15:00 at East End Park.
Aaron Splaine, James Vincent and Sean Murdoch (injured).
Tom Beadling (doubt).
Paul McLean (suspended).
Andy Jackson, Craig Storie and Ryan McGeever (injured).
Gary Fusco (doubt).
Games reffed involving either side:
Brechin City 0-3 Dunfermline (2Y)
Brechin City 1-1 Greenock Morton.
What Dunfermline Athletic said
“It is a right good opportunity but we know that Brechin are playing without any pressure. They had a really tight game last week against St Mirren so we know that we are going to have to go out there and put a performance in. On paper it is possibly the easier one but in this league I do not think there are any easy games. The last thing you want to do is underestimate Brechin. They have been really unfortunate this year, they have not picked up many results and have not a lot of points. But there have been a lot of games where they have got right to the wire. We need to make sure that we start right, get the goals we need and hopefully move on to the next one.”(Allan Johnston, manager)
What Brechin City said
“We can take some confidence from the performance against St Mirren. Heads didn’t go down after losing an early goal and in the end they were the team happy to see the game out. When we played Dunfermline in September they were top and looked like real candidates to win the league. They’ve got some strong attacking options and after a sticky spell are looking good for the play-offs again. We made it hard for them at East End Park the last time and hopefully we can do that again.” (Darren Dods, manager)
Line ups last time out
Former Dunfermline Athletic players
Euan Spark (2016-17)
Finn Graham (2012-16)
Former Brechin City players
Andy Ryan (2013)
Michael Paton (2008)
Last seven meetings
20/03/17. Brechin City 0-3 Dunfermline Athletic
23/12/17. Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 Brechin City.
23/09/17. Brechin City 0-3 Dunfermline Athletic.
26/03/16. Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Brechin City.
20/02/16. Brechin City 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic.
05/12/15. Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Brechin City.
08/08/15. Brechin City 1-6 Dunfermline Athletic.
Dunfermline Athletic 5-0 Brechin City
Dunfermline Athletic: 0.21
Brechin City: 14.00
Dunfermline -2: 1.87
Complete fixture list
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