Brechin chairman Ken Ferguson has expressed his delight at the remarkable unbeaten league run his side are currently enjoying.
Their latest positive result came on Tuesday night when manager Ray McKinnon’s men fought back from going a goal down to the full-timers of Dunfermline after just 34 seconds to secure a draw thanks to a second-half Paul McLean strike.
That result extended the Angus side’s sequence of league results without loss to 16 games, a new club record, with Brechin sitting third top of the division and very much in the promotion race.
The Glebe chairman said: “We are obviously delighted with the situation and to have clawed our way back into the play-off positions.
“We are also very pleased with the strong manner in which we have done so.
“Our players are all part-time so they have done incredibly well, especially recently where they have had two games a week sometimes against full-time opposition.
“Dunfermline scored early on against us but it wasn’t a worry as that sort of setback can give the players a spur and they also know they have plenty of time to do something about it.
“Considering the population of Brechin, we are definitely punching above our weight we always have done.
“We are just delighted to have consolidated our place in League One. We are well organised with a good manager and group of players.
“Brechin are a very ambitious club but our simple objectives are to balance the books and to play at the highest level possible.
“However, there is still a very long way to go until promotion will be decided.”
The job being done at Brechin by former Dundee United, Nottingham Forest and Aberdeen midfielder McKinnon will undoubtedly put him on the radar of bigger clubs.
That though insists Ferguson is simply a fact of life that comes with success.
He added: “There is always the slight fear that if you do well, the manager will attract the attention of others.
“I think Brechin have a good reputation and the likes of Michael O’Neill have moved on to greater things.
“However, at the moment, there are no plans for anyone to go anywhere.
“I believe we have one of the happiest dressing-rooms in the country.”
Meanwhile, McKinnon is trying to bring Aberdeen’s Jamie Masson back to the Glebe.
The midfielder had a spell on loan with City earlier this season, scoring three times in 15 appearances.
The 21-year-old returned to Pittodrie in January but has been unable to break into Derek McInnes’s first team.
Now, McKinnon will try to bring the 21-year-old back to help with his side’s promotion push.
The manager said: “Jamie was great for us when he was here before and I am keen to bring him back.
“I will need to speak to Derek but if he agrees, hopefully something can be done before this weekend’s game against Airdrie.”