“We need your help” - Montrose set for date with destiny

Action from Annan Athletic vs Montrose.
Action from Annan Athletic vs Montrose.

It doesn’t get much bigger than this for the Gable Endies as they head to Dudgeon Park to face Brora Rangers with their league status on the line.

Brora were confirmed as Montrose’s opponents in the first ever pyramid play-off final after their penalty shoot-out win over Edinburgh United.

While the Highland League champions were seeing off their Lowland League counterparts, Paul Hegarty’s Gable Endies were playing out a seven-goal thriller down at Annan that they were unlucky to lose.

Hegarty has promised to get his players as well prepared as possible this week before they take the long trek north for the first leg of the final.

The League Two manager of the month for April also commended his players, saying the monthly award is all their doing.

The gaffer told the Review: “It’s the players that have won it. They do the business and when you do the business, you get the awards. The players have done that for us with their performances on the parkk, so all credit to them and my backroom staff.

“The reports we’ve had have been very positive in regards to how Brora play. They’re a side that won the Highland League with five weeks to go. They’ve got an experienced squad, Grant Munro and Ross Tokely and so on. They’ve got a very good side and it will be two very hard games. We need to make sure we come through them but they’re going to be two very difficult games. Time will tell if we can match them,

“I can’t speak for the players. But what I will say is that the players will be as well prepared as possible.”