Brechin City -vs- Queen's Park

Last updated : 19 October 2007 By Andyboy
The defeat to Cowdenbeath a fortnight ago made it six defeats in seven and Billy Stark's injury ravaged side know if they have any ambitions to push into the top half of the table, they must take points from games against sides struggling in the league, such as Brechin.

City have picked up just five points from the opening quarter and only goal difference lifts them above Berwick Rangers at the bottom of the league. They have also yet to win a game this season, but have picked up a habit of drawing games and not scoring enough goals, despite picking up the talents of last season's Third Division top scorer Martin Johnstone from Elgin City in pre-season. This may well be down to the loss of prolific forward Iain Russell to Greenock Morton at the beginning of the campaign.

Queen's will field once more, an injury ravaged side as not even the international break has allowed players to return to full fitness. Richard Sinclair, Stephen Reilly, Robert Dunn and Shaun Molloy are all injured while Alan Trouten is suspended, after going over the points limit following his booking for diving against Cowden at Hampden Park.

Queen's have already saw off the Glebe Park side this season, with a thumping 3-0 win on the opening day of the season. Stephen Canning's lob opened the scoring and Alan Trouten's brace of penalty kicks secured the victory.