Brechin boss has high hopes for Duro­jaiye

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - Football - By Eric Ni­col­son Twit­ter: @C_ENi­col­son

BRECHIN CITY boss Ray McKin­non hopes a loan sign­ing from Falkirk will strengthen his club’s pro­mo­tion bid.

De­fen­sive mid­fielder Ollie Duro­jaiye will be at Glebe Park for the rest of the sea­son.

The 21-year-old goes straight into the squad for to­day’s away match against bot­tom of the league Stir­ling Al­bion.

McKin­non said: “Ollie was with Tot­ten­ham and Nor­wich as a young­ster.

“Cal­lum Tap­ping played with him at Spurs and raved about him.

“He trained with us last night and looked good.

“Ev­ery loan player is a gam­ble. You can never be sure if they’ll fit in.

“But we’ve had some good ones with Mas­son, McAus­land and Wighton, and hope­fully this will be an­other.

“We’re play­ing Satur­day, Tues­day and then the same the week af­ter, so we’ll need to use our full squad over the next cou­ple of weeks.”

McKin­non de­scribed the next stage of the sea­son as “crunch time”.

He said: “The four teams above us are play­ing each other, and I think it’s the same next week­end.

“And we’ve got Dun­fer­mine two mid­weeks in a row. So, a lot can change in that time.

“Satur­day against Morton was an­other match we should have won, and that’s against most peo­ple’s favourites for the ti­tle.

“Our form is still good and long may that con­tinue.”

Stir­ling may be eight points adrift at the foot of the ta­ble but they’ll be no soft touch, McKin­non in­sisted. “I think they’re a de­cent side,” he said. “We’ll go there ex­pect­ing as hard a game as we get ev­ery week.”

McKin­non had more good news to re­port, with cru­ci­ate knee lig­a­ment vic­tim Tap­ping is now back in full train­ing.

He said: “Hope­fully he could be avail­able in about four weeks. He looked mag­nif­i­cent last night. He’s done well to come back this quickly and he’ll be like a new sign­ing for us.”

Pic­ture: SNS.

Ol­lie Duro­jaiye.

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