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Elgin City discover their opening League 2 opponents on Wednesday as SPFL issues fixture list for shortened 27-game season


By Craig Christie

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ELGIN City will be issued with their League 2 fixtures for their 21st Scottish League campaign tomorrow.

Borough Briggs will be hosting League 2 matches once again in October
Borough Briggs will be hosting League 2 matches once again in October

The SPFL are set to unveil all fixtures for the Championship, League 1 and League 1 at 2pm, with coverage live on Sky Sports.

All three divisions have been prepared for a start on Saturday, October 17 in a shortened 27-game season, with each club playing each other three times instead of the traditional four because of the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Elgin will face eight of the nine opponents from last season, with champions Cove Rangers moving up to League 1 to be replaced by Stranraer, whose relegation was officially confirmed yesterday.

The Stair Park side was bottom of League 1 when the term ended prematurely in mid March, and like Hearts and Partick Thistle they endured the dreaded drop.

As well as Elgin and Stranraer, Albion Rovers, Annan Athletic, Brechin City, Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh City, Queen's Park, Stenhousemuir and Stranraer will battle it out in League 2.

Elgin have retained the bulk of their squad from last season, where they were sitting in third place when the league was halted and missed out on a possible play-off place.

Star striker Shane Sutherland has moved on to Caley Thistle but manager Gavin Price completed extended deals last week for centre back and player of the year Stephen Bronsky, and former Ross County midfielder Russell Dingwall.

Price has also brought in another former County player in local lad Joel MacBeath, who was released by the Dingwall club.

Defender Angus Mailer has also been signed from Stirling University.


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