Preview: Airdrieonians vs Brechin City

October 5, 2018

Sean Crighton says points have to be earned in League One - and wants the Diamonds to do just that against Brechin City.

 

The Airdrie captain is ready to face some familiar faces this weekend when his former Brechin team-mates come to the Penny Cars stadium.

 

The match comes a week after another Angus team, Arbroath, continued their table-topping form with a 3-1 win over the Diamonds.

 

Crighton acknowledges that Airdrie didn’t do enough to win, but feels the conditions were farcical.

 

“Personally I don’t think Saturday’s game should have gone ahead, it was horrific in terms of trying to play football.

 

“We can’t use that as an excuse though. We should have done more in the first half, we should have been banging the door down.”

 

The result made it four games without a win for Airdrie, but the 28-year-old defender says the squad are determined to turn things around.

 

“We’re working hard to sort things out, and we want the fans to know that. Everyone at this club is working together.

 

“We know with the squad that we’ve got, we should be doing better. It doesn’t always work out like that, but we’re working on it in training.

 

“It was brilliant to see the fans travelling up to Arbroath, and we’ll need that backing every week as we try to put things right.”

 

With Brechin’s nightmare Championship season behind them, Sean expects a different prospect as his last club regroup in League One.

 

“It’ll be tough like any other game in this division. Being there last season I obviously know most of the boys, and I know they’ll be strong defensively but they’ve got good players up top as well.

 

“If we do what we should on the pitch, we can get the win - but we have to go and earn it. You don’t get anything handed to you in football.

 

“Moving forward we just need to try to win on Saturday. It’s always about the next three points, and we want everybody to know that we’re all united in that aim.”

 

Manager Stephen Findlay wants his side’s home record to improve.

 

“Brechin have got good players for this level having come down from the Championship, but we’re at home and we need to make that count so we can kick off a run of results and start heading in the right direction again.”

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