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Brechin City vs Airdrieonians

13th March 2017

Scott Stewart wants to see more of the same from Airdrie as they head for Brechin buoyed by Saturday's derby win.

A late Sean McIntosh winner gave the Diamonds all three points after a ding-dong battle at The Exsel Group Stadium, and Stewart expects a similar match tomorrow night.

"It was good to get the last-minute winner in an eventful match - that's what you want from derbies.

"The last few weeks have been disappointing, not getting the results we wanted, but I feel we've played well at times without getting that wee bit of luck.

"On Saturday we played well and things fell our way too, so it was good to get the victory."

With Rovers pegging back Airdrie's lead three times, the Diamonds showed great spirit to win the match - something Stewart thinks will be required for the remainder of the campaign.

"You need that fight. When teams get level or go ahead, you need that determination to keep pushing like we did on Saturday.

"When we conceded we didn't let it get to us, we were motivated to keep fighting for the win. That's what we'll need for the rest of the season."

Airdrie have an immediate chance to build on Saturday's victory with a trip to Glebe Park tomorrow night to face Brechin City.


With the original tie postponed a month ago due to a waterlogged pitch, conditions are still expected to be difficult.

Scott says Saturday's match was the ideal preparation for two reasons.

"Any kind of win would have been a big confidence boost, but to do it in that manner over our rivals was exactly what we needed.

"It's prepared us in terms of the playing surface as well - the conditions will be similar, so it'll probably be a similar game.

"It's not easy to play on pitches like that, but we're ready to go again - and hopefully get another win!"

Diamonds head coach Mark Wilson is ready for a difficult 90 minutes against Darren Dods' men, who sit one point behind Airdrie, but have a game in hand.

"It's going to be another tough one, the pitch will probably be the same as Albion Rovers so we know what to expect from that.

"Brechin got a good result at the weekend too so they'll be looking to kick on from that, but I think if we apply ourselves and show the same battling qualities as we did on Saturday, then we'll be alright.

"I believe we can get another positive result."


David Lowe referees the Glebe Park clash, his first Airdrie tie since the season opener at Hampden Park.

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