Brig’s Big League Two Preview

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Looking for a guide for all things SPFL League Two? Brig has you covered with our guide of the latest season of Scotland’s exciting bottom division.

The Scottish lower leagues have been raring to go ever since the controversial conclusion of the 19/20 season, and the teams are expected to put on a display worthy of that anticipation as the leagues kick off this Saturday.

With the play-off between the Highland and Lowland league being cancelled last year, the only newcomer being welcomed this year to League Two is Stranraer, who are sure to make themselves known to the rest of the competition this season.

Join us as we dive into our predictions and insights into what is set to be an enthralling period for League Two football.

Brig’s Pick for the Title: Queen’s Park

Our choice of team to claim the League Two trophy this season is Queen’s Park FC.

The Lesser Hampden club led by former Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon are also the bookies strong favourites at 1/2.

The Spiders boast an impressive squad which is the result of strong backing from the boardroom.

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Leading the line for Queen’s Park is ex-Hibernian front man, Simon Murray, who is fresh from a stint in Saudi Arabia and will be hoping to make an impression on his return to Scottish football.

Providing the ammo for the attack are Ross McLean and Louis Longridge, who Ray McKinnon knows well from his time at Falkirk and have pedigrees playing in the Scottish Championship. Craig Slater will also be a valuable asset anchoring the midfield with his Premiership experience at Kilmarnock.

Imposing defenders such as Peter Grant, son of ex-Celtic midfielder of the same name makes sure that The Spiders are the ones to beat this coming season.

Brig’s League Two Expected Team of the Season

GK – Cammy Bell

LB – Tommy Robson

CB – Conrad Balotoni

CB – Lee Kilday

RB – Michael Doyle

LM – Alex Harris

CM – Jack Leitch

CM – Craig Slater

RM – Louis Longridge

ST – Andy Ryan

ST – Blair Henderson

This is the XI we settled on as players we expect to be making waves in the division this year.

Make sure to send in your own League Two best XI!

Brig’s Dark Horse Team: Stirling Albion

Stirling Albion is our pick for a side who could sneak into the title race if under-estimated by their peers.

The Binos have made a number of solid acquisitions in the transfer market which makes them a viable contender for League Two this season.

Most notable of which is Andy Ryan, who signed on permanently from Dunfermline. The forward has had prolific years playing for Airdrie in the league above, and has decided to get back on track at Forthbank, which is sure to be a valuable asset to Stilring Albion for the coming season.

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With the firepower that the Binos have this season, we can expect them to have a productive season, going toe to toe with the likes of Edinburgh City and Queens Park.

Brig’s Pick for Bottom from League Two: Albion Rovers

Sorry Rovers fans, but your team is Brig’s pick of the side most likely to be bottom of the table this season.

The Wee Rovers had a less than impressive season before lockdown in the 2019/2020 season only seven points above Brechin City.

Their relegation rivals that season, Brechin, have made a number of promising signings which relieves them of their relegation favourites status. Signings such as Rory Currie of Hearts and Luc Bollan from Aberdeen should see them plying their trade in League 2 next season.

Rovers have also done some business themselves, such as young ex-Motherwell defender Jack Brown and adding to the firepower with Lewis Baker of East Fife.

However, Rovers is our final pick to be the bottom of the table come next May but it will an interesting watch to see how it all ends up.

Brig’s League Two Top Scorer: Blair Henderson

Edinburgh City’s Blair Henderson is being tipped by us to earn the title of top scorer for League Two.

Henderson was tipped to join other clubs during his time at the club, however he has opted to stay at the club he knows best for this term.

Blair was injured for most of the last season and had to fight for his place until the league was shut down for COVID-19 struggles.

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However, everyone close to League Two knows his capabilities and is sure to make splash on his return to football.

Excited for the beginning of League Two? Disagree with any of our choices? Make sure to share your opinion on our social channels and tell us what you’re most excited about this season!

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