Ray McKinnon says Glebe Park pitch is no problem

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THE much-maligned Glebe Park pitch won’t be a factor in tonight’s first leg of the First Division play-off between Brechin and Alloa tonight, according to City boss Ray McKinnon.

A succession of games were called off as the ground suffered water-logging problems this year but McKinnon said: “The pitch has recovered well. It will not stop a good game of football happening between two good footballing sides.

“We have done well against Alloa since I came in with a draw and two wins but that goes out of the window now.”

The Glebe Parkers will be without Paul McLean through suspension and Craig Molloy who has a knee problem.

Alloa boss Paul Hartley has opted against including 15-year-old Scott Hynd in his squad for the first leg as he does not want to put too much pressure on Saturday’s matchwinner against Arbroath.

Hynd has dropped out from Hartley’s fully fit and suspension free squad with the Recreation Park boss saying: “Scott has done well since he came in but we have to be fair on him and to play a 15 year old in a crunch match like this would not be right.”

“Everyone is fit and available and raring to go. Brechin have done really well under Ray McKinnon but we are heading there in confident mood.”