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  • Season 2018/19

    Dundee take on Brechin City our final game of the Betfred League Cup group stage knowing that a win will more than likely see the Dee qualify for the last 16 in second place.

    PREVIEW
    After the horror show that DUNDEE served up last weekend, the Dee bounced back with a 2-0 victory away to Petehead. Kharl Madianga grabbed his first goal in the dark blue while Jean Alassane Mendy made it two goals in three since joining us. 

    Elliot Parish was given a run out and returned with a clean-sheet which will undoubtedly give McCann a headache with who he feels should be tween the sticks.

    Steven Caulker and Jesse Curran will have also put themselves in the frame for a starting spot following their displays. Nathan Ralph is also available for selection along with Glenn Kamara.

    BRECHIN CITY will travel to Dens with nothing to play for and licking their wounds following a midweek 7-1 defeat to soon-to-be group winners Dunfermline.

    They will have Euan Smith and Andy Jackson available for this tie while Giuiliano Morena, Jordan Sinclair and Ryan McGeever will miss out.

    After failing to win a single game last season, Brechins league cup campaign has seen them draw against Peterhead but lose out on penalties for the bonus point and grabbed their first win in 241 days with a victory away to Stirling Albion.

    The last time the clubs met was also in this competition and it was also the first time ever we had been drawn in the league cup. The match ended 2-2 with our goals coming from Leigh Griffiths and Brechins from Rory McAllister. Brechin would win the tie 3-1 on penalties.

    Did You Know?
    Simon Lynch has scored the most goals for Dundee in this fixture with 4 in total.

    STATS
    Head To Head 

    P15 W9 D1 L5 F38 A13

    League Cup 
    Head To Head  

    P1 W0 D0 L1 F2 A
     
    Home 
    P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A
     
    Away 
    P1 W0 D0 L1 F2 A2

    Home Record Attendance and Lowest
    High: 7,000, 5-0, August 13th 1938 
    Low: 1,841, 0-1, April 11th 2006

    TICKET INFORMTION

    Tickets for the match against Brechin City at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale from the Ticket office. The prices are as follows:

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    Adults: £12

    Concessions: £6

    The Ticket Office will open at 10am tomorrow. We would advise supporters who wish to purchase tickets to do so as early as possible to avoid delays.

    There will be cash turnstiles in both the Bobby Cox Stand and the Main Stand for home supporters

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