This evening we make the trip north to face League 1 leaders Arbroath in the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup.

OPPONENTS: ARBROATH

Dick Campbell’s side currently sit top of League 1, being undefeated in their nine matches to date. In the Irn-Bru Cup, they have put two of our fellow League 2 sides to the sword, seeing off Elgin City on penalties then comprehensively beating Annan 3-0 in the last round. Well-known faces in their line-up include skipper Jason Thomson formerly of Hearts and Raith Rovers and top scorer Bobby Lin, who has eight goals so far this term and can count Dundee, Morton, Peterhead and East Fife among his previous sides.

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Both teams are expected to play in their home colours this evening.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Gayfield Park will be £12 for adults, £6 for concessions with under 12s £3 with an accompanying adult; a cash gate will be in operation.

TV

Tonight is a red-letter day with us making our live TV debut! If you can’t make it you can catch the game LIVE on BBC Alba:

Terrestrial

Freeview – Channel 7 (Scotland Only)

Satellite

Freesat – Channel 109

Sky – Channel 141 (Scotland)
Sky – Channel 169 (Rest of the UK)

Virgin Media – Channel 161

Online Media

BBC iPlayer – Email sign up required

TEAM NEWS

Once again City are fortunate to have picked up no fresh injuries or suspensions from last week’s match with Berwick Rangers, so the squad will be largely unchanged. The injured trio of Josh Walker, John Dunn and Brad Donaldson remain out of contention, although each of them are stepping up their rehab.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Although we are currently separated by a division, in our debut season in the SPFL we played Arbroath four times, winning twice, with a draw and defeat in the other matches. The most recent meeting was at Gayfield Park on 15 April 2017 and finished 1-0 to City, with Ryan Porteous scoring an injury-time winner!

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