Brechin Preview

Dundee travel to Glebe Park to take on Brechin City in our third pre season friendly and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Brechin City v Dundee

COMPETITION: Pre-season Friendly

DATE: Tuesday 11th July 2017

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Glebe Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1906

STADIUM: Glebe Park


PITCH SIZE: 101m x 61m

MANAGER: Darren Dods

CHAIRMAN: Ken Ferguson



HONOURS: Scottish League C Division (3rd tier) champions: 1953/54

Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) champions: 1982/83,

1989/90, 2004/05

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier) champions: 2001/02

SPFL Championship Play-Off winners: 2016/17

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1950/51

Forfarshire Cup winners: 1909/10, 1952/53, 1958/59, 1996/97,


RECORD WIN: 12-1 v Thornhill FC, Scottish Cup, 23/1/1926

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 8,122 v Aberdeen, Scottish Cup, 3/2/1973


Getting to the Ground

The full address of Glebe Park for Sat-Nav is Glebe Park, Brechin, DD9 6BJ

By Car

From the South: Take the M90 to the A90 and continue past the first ‘Brechin’ turn off. Come off at the second turn off on to the B966. Travel through Trinity and on entering Brechin, you’ll find the ground is on the left-hand side of the road

By Bus:

Brechin bus station is only a few hundred yards from the ground and buses on the Aberdeen – Dundee and Montrose – Edzell routes stop here

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Montrose, which is 8 miles away. There is a regular Inter-City service from all parts of the country and fans alighting at Montrose can then catch a connecting bus service to Brechin

Match Officials

Referee: Don Robertson

Assistant Referee: Stuart Stevenson

Assistant Referee: Thomas Shaw

Head to Head v Brechin City

LEAGUE: Won 5, Drawn 0, Lost 4

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 1, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTALS: Won 8, Drawn 1, Lost 5

Last Five Competitive Dundee v Brechin City Matches

24/8/2010 | Away | CIS Cup | Drew 2-2 (Lost 3-1 On Pens) | 1,090 | Griffiths (2)

11/4/2006 | Home | First Division | Lost 1-0 | 1,841 |

21/1/2006 | Away | First Division | Won 3-0 | 1,521 | Lynch, Dixon, McDonald

26/11/2005 | Home | First Division | Won 1-0 | 3,278 | Lynch

1/10/2005 | Away | First Division | Won 3-1 | 2,022 | Lynch (2), Craig

Last Meeting

Dundee last met Brechin City competitively in the League Cup in 2010 and the Second Division sent Dundee out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup on penalties.

Rory McAllister gave the hosts the lead in the 63rd minute at Glebe Park and the striker doubled their advantage with an impressive drive moments later.

Leigh Griffiths restored parity with a quickfire double but missed from the spot to win the tie in normal time.

Brechin won the shoot-out 3-1 after Eric Paton, Stephen O’Donnell and Nicky Riley all missed for Dundee.

Paul McLean was sent off for the hosts for a second bookable offence and Craig Forsyth was given his marching orders to compound a miserable night for Dundee

Brechin City: Nelson, McLean, Cook, McLaughlan, Moyes, Smith, Malloy, Janczyk (Booth 56’), McKenna (Docherty 75’), McAlister, King (Byres 81’)

Unused subs: Scott, White

Goals: McAlister (63’, 64’)

Bookings: McLean, Malloy, King

Sent Off: McLean

Dundee: Douglas, Irvine (Riley 70’), Lockwood, McKeown, Weston, Forysth, Grant (O’Donnell 46’), Adams (Paton 72’), Harkins, McMenamin, Griffiths

Unused subs: Fox, Kerr

Goals: Griffiths (71’ 74’)

Bookings: McKeown, Weston, Adams, Griifths

Sent Off: Forysth

Brechin City’s Season So Far

After winning the SPFL Championship play-off final to win promotion last season, Brechin face a tough task to remain in the second tier but they started their preparations with a pre-season friendly at home to Edinburgh side Spartans.

A goal in each half from Chris O’Neil and a Trialist secured Darren Dods’ side a 2-0 victory against the Lowland League side in the first of the four scheduled pre-season friendlies.

Brechin’s second match last Saturday saw them travel to Links Park to take on Angus rivals Montrose which they won 2-0 thanks a brace from Ally Love.

After the Dundee match, Brechin go straight into their Betfred Cup group matches away to Inverness before they also face Forfar, Stirling and Falkirk as well as a friendly against Aberdeen and they will kick off their Ladbrokes Championship campaign away at Queen of the South.

Ticketing Information

This match is pay at the gate

Prices are as follows –

Adults – £8
Concessions – £4

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV along with shorter highlights package and exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game

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