Category: First Team

Match Preview: Albion Rovers (A)

Today we make the trip to Coatbridge to face Albion Rovers in Ladbrokes SPFL League 2.

OPPONENTS: ALBION ROVERS

Despite sitting at the foot of the table, Albion have picked up their performances since the start of the season and are coming off the back of losing out narrowly to Peterhead at Balmoor. Additionally and for the second time in three weeks, we will be facing a team under new management, as Rovers have appointed Hibs legend Kevin Harper as their new boss. City old boy Lewis McLear has been in good form of late for Albion so it is sure to be a very tough match this afternoon.

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City will wear white shirts  with black shorts and white socks, Albion Rovers  are scheduled to wear all their home colours.

ENTRY

Admission prices for today’s match will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions with under 12s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

TEAM NEWS

The news on the injury front remains fairly similar, with long term absentees Josh Walker, John Dunn and Danny Handling remaining out of contention. From last week’s squad however Marc Laird returns from his layoff.

PREVIOUS MEETING

Our most recent meeting with Albion Rovers was in the Irn Bru Cup first round. Albion visited Ainslie Park having lost the opening league match 4-0 but showed real desire taking the lead in the match through John Cunningham after only ten minutes. City had the bulk of the play but didn’t get back on top until the returning Scott Shepherd smashes home the equaliser on his second debut for the club. A Blair Henderson brace sealed victory for City and set up our winning run, which ended last weekend against Clyde.

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Match Preview: Clyde (H)

Tomorrow we welcome Danny Lennon’s Clyde to Ainslie Park for a Ladbrokes League 2 clash.

OPPONENTS: CLYDE

Clyde have started in decent form this season, sitting in fourth place in the league prior to kick off, with a record of six wins and four defeats from their ten games. Given the squad at Clyde’s disposal it is likely that they will be looking to get their promotion push back on track tomorrow, having lost their most recent match 3-2 to fellow promotion contenders Peterhead.

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City will wear their home colours with black shorts and white socks, Clyde are scheduled to wear all red.

ENTRY

Admission prices for tomorrow’s match will be £12 for adults,£6 concessions with under 12s free; as always a cash gate will be open at Ainslie Park.

TEAM NEWS

It’s case of some good and some not so good this week, as Danny Handling is ruled out, joining Josh Walker, Keiran Stewart and John Dunn on the sidelines, however Brad Donaldson returns to the squad. Mark Laird is doubtful but will hopefully make it in time.

MATCH SPONSOR

Tomorrow’s match is kindly sponsored by Quest Corporate, a Corporate Finance Boutique based in Edinburgh. Whether you are planning to expand, acquire or sell or simply want to know what your options are Quest will take an innovative approach and will work to find the right way forward. For more information see www.questcorporate.com.

PREVIOUS MEETING

Our most recent meeting with Clyde ended in a 2-0 victory for the Citizens at Broadwood back in August. Goals from Scott Shepherd and Blair Henderson in the second half of the match capped a fine team performance and we will be hoping to replicate that tomorrow.

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Player Sponsorships Update

We are delighted to confirm that all all our first team squad have now been sponsored! Demand has been so high this season that we can now release away kit packages for the remainder of this campaign.

Prices are only £145 and create an affordable way to show your support for the club with the following benefits:

  • Great web and social media exposure
  • Presence in every match day programme
  • Two tickets to our Player of the Year end of season event
  • Signed away shirt of your chosen player with number and SPFL patches

Here’s how things are shaping up so far:

PlayerHome Kit SponsorAway Kit Sponsor
CALUM ANTELLCITIZENS' SUPPORTERS CLUB
FRASER MORTONAJSO CHEF SERVICES
CALUM HALLCITIZENS' SUPPORTERS CLUBGR WINDOW & DOOR SPECIALISTS
BRAD DONALDSONDYNAMIC PLUMBING & HEATING
CONRAD BALATONICMC PROPERTYEDINBURGH ROOF ACCESS
KEIRAN STEWARTJENMEISTER
ROBBIE MCINTYREMATTAC
GARETH RODGERLA BARBERIE HOTEL & RESTAURANT
DANNY HANDLINGTHE WESTSIDER
GRAHAM TAYLORKEITH LEADBETTER & WALTER DODS
ANDY BLACKCARBON DETOX SERVICES UK
JOSH WALKERJIM & SARAH SCOTT
LIAM HENDERSONR3 REPAIR
MARC LAIRDANDY MCDONALD
CRAIG THOMSONALICK MILNE
JOHN DUNNCURRENCY KING
BLAIR HENDERSONGLENAVON INSURANCE
SCOTT SHEPHERDJIM & SARAH SCOTT
ALLAN SMITHCHRISTINE CURTIS

Please contact admin@edinburghcityfc.com to secure your favourite player’s away kit today!

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Match Preview: STIRLING ALBION (A)

Today we return to League 2 action, as we travel to face Stirling Albion.

OPPONENTS: STIRLING ALBION

Stirling have by their standards, started this season in disappointing form, winning only two of their nine league matches to date. This has prompted a change in mangement, with Dave McKay being replaced in the dug out by Kevin Rutkiewicz – who’s first game in charge is this weekend against City. Although they are without several key players due to injuries, the appointment of a new gaffer is sure to give them a boost, as will the signing of Dylan Mackin following his release from Falkirk.

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City will be in their change colours , while Striling Albion will play in all red.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Forthbank Stadium are £13 for adults, £9 for seniors and students, £5 for under 16s with under 12s free.

TEAM NEWS

As has been the case for the last few weeks, the injured trio of Josh Walker, John Dunn and Brad Donaldson remain out of contention. Several players are carrying knocks but should recover in time for kick off.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Last season, it was the Binos who set the early season pace, eventually finishing third and making the playoffs. In terms of our meetings with them, they had the advantage winning two and drawing too, however this season we won the first meeting at Ainslie Park 3-1, with goals from Conrad Balatoni, Danny Handling and an own goal to our credit.

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