Brechin boss has high hopes for Durojaiye
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.”