Watch: Kane Hester suspended for Elgin City's Betfred Cup trip to Montrose, and manager Gavin Price says his striker needs to curb his dissent
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Elgin City head for Montrose tonight without banned striker Kane Hester.
Hester scored in City's Betfred Cup win over Stirling Albion on Saturday, but was sent off minutes after netting the opener in a 2-0 win.
Manager Gavin Price felt Hester's second yellow card for a high boot was harsh but said his first half booking for dissent put him on a tightrope.
See interview with Gavin Price below.
Fortunately for Elgin, the red card did not affect their performance as the ten men stepped up to the mark and scored a second goal through Russell Dingwall's penalty to seal victory.
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City will face a tough task at League 1 Montrose tonight on the artificial pitch at Links Park.
The Gable Endies hosted Premiership Ross County in their opening group stage match last Tuesday, and came back from 3-0 down to forced a penalty shoot-out, which they lost.
On Saturday they made the short trip to Championship neighbours Arbroath and lost 3-1.
Elgin could go top of their section if they win at Montrose and Ross County defeat Arbroath in the other match.