Category: First Team

Welcome Michael Cunningham

Welcome Michael Cunningham

The Club is delighted to welcome our second signing in 24 hours with the capture of forward Michael Cunningham on loan from Dundee FC.

Michael was initially on the books of Celtic as a youth and moved to Dens Park in the summer of 2018. He was a stand-out for the Dark Blues youth team, becoming their top scorer in a successful side that reached the quarter finals of the SFA Youth Cup. He was seen top team action at Dundee, coming on and scoring in the penalty shoot out victory over Peterhead in last season’s BetFred Cup as well as appearing against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Championship back in January of this year. Michael joins us on loan until January 2021.

After making his second signing in short succession, Manager James McDonaugh commented: “Michael has been training with us now for a couple of weeks and shown a great attitude to come to us. He is a promising young striker who will add competition in that area and I hope he will develop with us and kick on.”

The young forward will join fellow new signing Gabby McGill in tomorrow’s squad for the League opener against Brechin City.

Good to have you on board Michael!

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Welcome Gabby McGill

Welcome Gabby McGill

We are delighted to announce the signing of 20 year old striker Gabby McGill on loan from Dunfermline Athletic.

The frontman began his career with York City before signing for Middlesbrough in 2017. After spending two seasons with the Riverside club’s youth teams he then joined the Pars in May 2019. Having made a dozen appearances for Dunfermline in the Championship he scored his first goal for the club in February of this year in the 3-2 win at Queen of the South.

Manager James McDonaugh on the signing of Gabby: “We first became aware of Gabby when he came on against us in last season’s BetFred cup and we saw him again when Dunfermline played St Mirren in the same competition, so when Stevie Crawford intimated he might be available I was extremely interested. We’ve had to bide our time while this season’s BeFred group matches played out however I’m delighted we’ve been able to get the deal done. I’m also very happy that Dunfermline view us as a club where their promising young players can come and continue their development. Although Gabby is still a young player, he’s got good experience of being at big clubs and has seen a decent amount of game time in the Championship already. He will add to our attacking options and provide competition for the forward positions.”

Welcome to Edinburgh City Gabby!

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Livingston | BetFred Cup

Livingston | BetFred Cup | Tue 6 October | Match Preview 

Competitive football returns to Ainslie Park as Premiership side Livingston visit in Match day 1 of this season’s BetFred Cup.

LIVE STREAM

As we all know, spectators remain unable to attend matches in Scotland, so we are delighted to confirm that this game will see the launch of our new streaming service ECFC TV! You can click here to purchase the LIVE stream for only £9.99 and see details of our forthcoming streams that can be pre-ordered. ECFC TV has a useful FAQ guide to how the new service will operate and the stream will feature commentary from the voice of Edinburgh City Graham Nisbet. We are excited about this new feature and hope fans of both teams will be able to enjoy the match.

OPPONENTS: LIVINGSTON

Our opponents come into the match sitting in 6th place in the Premiership having played ten matches to this point. Gary Holt’s men have hit form in their last two outings, seeing off St Johnstone 2-0 at the Toni Macaroni Stadium on 26 September and then claiming all three points at Tannadice last Friday with a 2-1 win over Dundee United.

KITS

We will be wearing our home kit of white shirts, black shorts and socks while the visitors will be in all amber.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Sadly due to Coronavirus restrictions, no spectators are permitted in the ground and we would ask all our supporters to respect this. As detailed above, supporters of both sides can purchase the match via LIVE stream from www.ecfctv.com

TEAM NEWS

We are essentially at full strength for this match, with all our new signings – Josh Campbell, Ouzy See, Danny Jardine and Lee Hamilton set to feature.

PREVIOUS FIXTURES

Since winning promotion to the SPFL this will be only our second match against Livingston; the first was also in the League cup on 20th July 2016 and was in fact our first competitive match as an SPFL club. Despite a strong effort, City went down 3-0 that night and ironically of the squad from that day saw Ouzy See play the last half hour and he is the only player still at the club – albeit having been on his travels over the last couple of years.

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