Category: First Team

Liam Henderson Extends Contract

LIAM HENDERSON EXTENDS CONTRACT

Edinburgh City are pleased to confirm that Liam Henderson has extended his contract with the club until the summer of 2020.

The former Falkirk midfielder has been a revelation this season following his conversion to centre back, forming a superb partnership with the more experienced Conrad Balatoni. Despite being part of the joint-meanest back-line in the division, “Hendo” has chipped in with the odd goal too, most notably in our live TV debut Irn-Bru Cup victory over Arbroath back in October.

On the news of Liam’s commitment to the club manager James McDonaugh commented: “Liam has been pivotal at the heart of our defence, having more than played his part in all the clean sheets we have clocked up and I am pleased that I can continue to work with him and develop his partnership with Conrad.

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Match Day: Albion Rovers (H)

Tomorrow it’s top against bottom as we host Albion Rovers.

OPPONENTS: albion rovers

Since relegation from League 1 Rovers have struggled to adapt to life in the fourth tier of Scottish Football. Sadly they have only one win to their name in their 20 outings to this point. Manager Kevin Harper has his work cut out to avoid facing the winners of the Highland / Lowland League playoff in May.

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We are scheduled to wear our home colours tomorrow, with Annan in their change kit.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Ainslie Park will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

Our half price entry offer for season ticket holders of Hearts, Hibs, Spartans and now Murrayfield Racers, will be available today.

Supporters’ Bar

The bar will be open for fans of both teams from 1pm.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list sees only long-term absentees Danny Handling, Kieran Stewart and John Dunn. Last week’s flu victims Marc Laird, Brad Donaldson and Adam Stewart should be available for selection tomorrow.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met at Cliftonhill back in November, where two Blair Henderson strikes were enough for a 2-1 win in what was Rovers’ boss Harper’s first game. The match was notable for a spectacular strike from Rover’s Spanish midfielder Escuriola, hit from nearly the half way line!

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Match Day: Elgin City (A)

It’s a road trip to the SPFL’s most northerly club today, we’re hoping to get back to winning ways.

OPPONENTS: elgin city

Elgin have had a mixed bag of results this season and are currently on a run of four defeats in their last five league matches, which has seen them slip to seventh in the table. That said, Gavin Price’s team can boast several experienced players including the ever-dangerous Shane Sutherland up front, who has notched eleven goals to this point. The team had a great experience at Easter Road last week, giving a solid account of themselves in a 4-0 Scottish Cup defeat against Hibs. Today is sure to be another tough test for us.

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Both sides home colours are black and white, so we are scheduled to wear our third kit of yellow tops today.

ENTRY

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

Supporters’ Bar

Elgin’s Sports Bar is open for over 18s from 12 noon; the Family Bar opens at 1:30 pm all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list still includes John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling. On the plus side, captain Josh Walker returns to the squad for the first time since July.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met at Ainslie Park on December 15, when a Blair Henderson hat-trick and one from Allan Smith saw us run out comfortable 4-1 winners, Earlier in the season Elgin handed us our first league defeat in a 1-0 reverse.

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Match Day: Annan Athletic (H)

After a great win at Hampden last week we host Annan Athletic at home today.

OPPONENTS: Annan athletic

Annan Athletic have provided us with two extremely close and physical matches earlier in the season and currently occupy the final play off spot. Peter Murphy’s men are a tough side to play against and although they have lost as many as they have won, their matches are all close run affairs. Their January transfer business has seen Lewis Strapp and Kyle Bradley extend their deals with young goalkeeper Aidan McAdams join on loan from Rangers until the end of the season.

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We are scheduled to wear our home colours tomorrow, with Annan in their change kit.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Ainslie Park will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

Our half price entry offer for season ticket holders of Hearts, Hibs, Spartans and now Murrayfield Racers, will be available today.

Supporters’ Bar

Sadly the bar will be closed today.

TEAM NEWS

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

New loan signing Jack Breen is expected to be in today’s squad.

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Annan are the visitors to Ainslie Park today & our partners @Fans_Bet have boosted odds available especially for Citizens.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met fairly recently at Galabank on 8 December where second half goals from Conrad Balatoni and Blair Henderson were enough to edge us to a 2-1 win.

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