Brechin will be without Stuart Anderson when they take on Angus neighbours Forfar at Glebe Park in the Scottish Cup.
The midfielder is suspended for the fourth round tie following his red card against Dunfermline last Saturday. Winger Bobby Barr is also absent after his recent groin surgery.
City manager Ray McKinnon has asked his men to begin the game strongly.
He said: "We were poor in the first half at East End Park and found ourselves a couple of goals down as a result. Despite losing 3-1 we showed in the second half how good we can be, even when we had the 10 men.
"We will need a 90-minute performance if we are going to get past Forfar."
Forfar will not be able to include on-loan Aberdeen youngster Craig Storie after the Pittodrie club advised that they did not want the midfielder cup-tied.
Faroe Island international Odmar Faero could make his debut as he begins his second spell as a Loon.
Station Park manager Dick Campbell is looking forward to the game, he said: "This will be a great tie as not only is it a cup game but there is a derby element to it as well.
``The tie will be won by the team that rolls their sleeves up the most and I am certain that will be Forfar as everyone is up for it."