It’s derby day at the Glebe on Saturday

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FOLLOWING a weekend break to allow for international soccer Forfar Athletic return to action this coming Saturday.

The Loons make the short trip east to take on near-neighbours Brechin City in the first derby joust of the new campaign.

After what has been a mixed start to the 2011-2012 season, Dick Campbell’s men will be keen to start climbing the table.

They currently sit in fourth bottom spot with four points from four outings. Brechin City are three points better off in fifth place, so there is little between the sides on early-season form.

Loons fans will be buoyed by the fact that Forfar showed much improved form in their outing before the weekend break, defeating Airdrie United a tad more comfortably than the end three-two score-line would suggest.

In the interim, manager Dick Campbell has moved to strengthen his squad by bringing in a couple of loan youngsters from Aberdeen.

Just ahead of the closure of the transfer window, two nineteen-year-olds were secured on a temporary transfer until January.

Midfielder Nicky Low has had first team experience with the Dons, and he is joined at Station Park by Irish defender Joe Shaughnessy.

Hopefully, the two-week break from action will have allowed injuries to Iain Campbell and Chris Hegarty to clear up, allowing the Loons to make the trip to the Glebe with a strong pool of players. Following Saturday’s trip to the Glebe, Forfar visit Stirling Albion a week on Saturday.