Brechin boss Darren Dods has spoken of his delight after being named the Ladbrokes Manager of the Month for April.
City won four of their five league fixtures last month –- having done the same in March – to complete their great escape from relegation.
Brechin striker Robert Thomson made a huge contribution to ensuring his side’s safety and he has also been recognised, winning the April Player of the Month Award.
It is a bitter-sweet accolade from a Brechin perspective, with the 22-year-old’s scoring exploits earning him a move to Championship side Dumbarton this week, with Dods now on the hunt for a replacement.
The manager said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award and it is a great end to the season.
“It is the first time I have had this recognition but the players also deserve great credit for the run they went on to keep us in League One.
“So it is great to finish on such a high after a season that had many lows.
“I only won one Player of the Month Award when I was at Falkirk so this one will definitely be taking pride of place on my mantelpiece!
“It was also good to see Robert win the April Player of the Month Award.
“His goals were key to helping us stay up and it was always going to be difficult to keep him especially when a Championship side like Dumbarton came in for him.
“Robert stays in Renfrewshire, only 10 minutes away from where Dumbarton train so it is understandable why he has gone there and we wish him all the best for the future.
“We will have to replace him which will be difficult as strikers are obviously much sought-after.
“However, I have made a few enquiries and spoken to a few players and hopefully we will have something to announce next week.”
Meanwhile, Thomson insists it wasn’t easy leaving Brechin to sign for Dumbarton.
He said: “I’m pleased to win the award after the run-in we had and the way we stayed up.
“I spoke to Stevie Aitken (Dumbarton boss) and after doing that I thought it was the right decision.
“The way he spoke about the club, the way things are run and playing in the Championship was a huge appeal.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was one I felt I had to make.
“Even when I told Brechin about my decision to leave, they were great with me and wished me all the best.”