Category: First Team

Match Day: Clyde (A)

Today we travel to Broadwood to play Clyde in another crucial League 2 clash.

OPPONENTS: clyde

Danny Lennon’s team are in a fantastic vein of form, unbeaten in 15 matches, their best streak since 1956-57! The Bully Wee’s senstation sequence began back in November with a 1-0 win against City at Ainslie Park and they have not looked back since. They have a squad full of quality players with the experienced John Rankin in great form and talisman David Goodwillie back to full fitness in recent weeks. Per their website, Chris McStay and Ally Love are expected to return to the squad. Kris Syvertsen, however, is doubtful due to a neck injury.

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Clyde will be in their home colours, with City changing to all black.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Balmoor are; adults £14, concessions £9, Under-12s FREE (when accompanied by an adult). Free under-12 tickets should be collected from the Clyde Office before entering via the turnstiles. The office is situated in the pod at the south end of the Main Stand.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list still includes John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

As we touched on previously, Clyde’s historic unbeaten run started back in November at Ainslie Park, when a John Rankin drive was enough to separate the teams. Prior that we have visited Broadwood twice this season, drawing 1-1 in the BetFred Cup back in July and then winning 2-0 on league duty a month later. Today is likely to be another titanic clash in the promotion battle!

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Welcoming Ciaran Diver

Welcome Ciaran Diver

Edinburgh City FC is delighted to announce the loan signing of forward Ciaran Diver from Celtic until the end of the season.

Forward Ciaran is a product of Celtic’s youth system and has already spent a six month loan at League 1 Stranraer. Having been training with City recently the club are happy to make the loan move formal as we head in to the business end of the season.

Manager James McDonaugh commented; “Ciaran is a great prospect who will joins us as we head into the last third of the season and will provide competition for places. He has an opportunity to break into the team at a crucial point and show the quality that he has. We anticipate his loan spell will help both the player’s development and our depth of squad in the remaining matches.”

Ciaran will be part of the squad for Saturday’s Irn-Bru Challenge Cup semi-final in Wales against The Nomads.

Welcome on board Ciaran!

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Match Day: Peterhead (A)

Arguably the biggest game of our season so far, sees us travel North for a 1st versus 2nd clash with Peterhead.

OPPONENTS: peterhead

True to the pre-season expectations, Jim McInally’s men are at the top of the league, challenging for the automatic promotion spot and the title itself. The Blue Toon have one of the deepest and most experienced squads in the division, with quality throughout, including top class players such as Willie Gibson, Derek Lyle and the irrepressible Rory McCallister. In the January transfer window, Peterhead again strengthened, bringing forward Shane Sutherland back from Elgin City and adding Paul Willis to their midfield following his departure from Berwick Rangers.

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Per the advice of the referee, Peterhead will be in their home colours, with City changing.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Balmoor will be £12 for adults, £7 concessions, with under 16s free; a cash gate will be open.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list still includes John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

Most recently, we met Peterhead on league duty back in early December, when a well-worked Blair Henderson goal cancelled out Jason Brown’s opener for Peterhead. A share of the spoils was probably a fair result given how closely matched the teams are, with tomorrow sure to be a similarly tight contest.

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Allan Smith Extends Contract

allan smith EXTENDS CONTRACT

Another key member of our squad has put pen to paper on a contract extension, this time it’s Allan Smith who has committed to another two year deal keeping him at City until the summer of 2021.

“Smithy” has become a key player this season, chipping in with some crucial goals and assists since making himself a fixture in the starting lineup from October. The former Dunfermline and Peterhead hitman has been in great form of late, scoring some spectacular goals and generally providing superb energy and creativity in the final third.

Manager James McDonaugh commented “Allan has shown recently his versatility across the forward areas, whilst proving his qualities on and off the ball. He has recently got amongst the goals and I am sure he can and will improve this season and of course for Edinburgh City in the future.

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