The Glebe Park membership completed third within the Breedon Highland League final season.
It was the Hedgemen’s debut within the Highland League, having suffered relegation from League 2 in summer season 2021.
Brechin Metropolis supervisor Andy Kirk is assured his squad are in a stronger place this yr to combat for the Highland League title.
Brechin underlined their title credentials, regardless of Kirk inheriting a threadbare squad when taking on as supervisor final summer season.
This yr he insists the membership are in a much better place for a title push.
Kirk mentioned: “Realistically we’ve got to be up there difficult for the league title.
“There are different groups within the league that might be feeling the identical and that makes it tough.
“The Highland League is hard as there are good high quality groups in it.
“After I took over on June 7 (2021) we solely had three gamers and no coaching services.
“There have been various issues in opposition to us.
“Nevertheless, this pre-season has been good and we’ve got 17 gamers signed.
“Hopefully we will perhaps go a step additional than we did final yr.”
Kirk has constructed a robust squad within the bid for the Highland League title.
He admits there may but be additional additions.
He mentioned: “We are going to most likely usher in one or two.