Man­ager Weir up for derby day with Blue Toon

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - SPORT -

El­gin City man­ager Jim Weir be­lieves to­day’s Bet­fred Cup match against Peter­head is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for the Black and Whites to test them­selves against a League 2 ti­tle ri­val.

City are un­able to qual­ify for the sec­ond round of the com­pe­ti­tion hav­ing lost all three Group B fix­tures and Weir is al­ready pre­par­ing for the start of the league cam­paign next Sat­ur­day.

He said: “We knew the cup was al­ways go­ing to be dif­fi­cult with the draw. We had the two strong­est teams, Dun­fermline and Hearts, up first but I thought we played a lot bet- ter in our 3-2 loss against East Fife on Tues­day.

“This will be a derby match against a team in our own league, It will be a new test for us and a mea­sure of where we are.

“Peter­head start as one of the favourites in this league, given the play­ers they have got. I have worked with Rory McAllister be­fore at Brechin City and in him they have a for­ward who is well ca­pa­ble of scor­ing 30 goals in this league.

“Peter­head have a chance to qual­ify, so we will be up against it but our home form has been rea­son­ably good and it would be nice to get some­thing on board be­fore the league starts.”

City de­fender Dar­ryl McHardy is sus­pended.

“It will be a new test for us and a mea­sure of where we are”

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