Bo'ness United ace Zander Miller thinks Brora Rangers or Kelty Hearts deserve crack at League 2 play-off
Bo’ness United ace Zander Miller reckons League 2’s bottom club should be made to face the Highland or Lowland League champions in a winner-takes-all play-off.
Brechin City – currently bottom of League 2 by eight points – have written to the Scottish Professional Football League board in an attempt to halt this season’s pyramid play-off matches between Brora Rangers and Kelty Hearts, saying it would be “fundamentally unfair” due to Brora and Kelty having not played full seasons.
But loanee Miller, a substitute for Cowdenbeath in Tuesday night’s 0-0 league draw at Brechin, a game the Blue Brazil dominated, told the Journal and Gazette: “I think Brora or Kelty should be allowed to play in the play-offs.
“The whole point of this pyramid system was to create the opportunity for teams in the Lowland League to progress and there’s something to play for, and obviously they were hard done by last year with Covid and again this year.
“Kelty have dominated the last two years and they do deserve it. I don’t know so much about Brora.
“You can see how well Cove Rangers and Edinburgh City are doing (in League 1 and League 2 respectively) and they’ve come from the pyramid system.”
Miller has played sporadically for Cowdenbeath since joining.
“I’ve been kind of in and out the team a wee bit,” the 28-year-old said. “It’s been quite difficult moving for a loan period and playing game after game after game, so its hard to get to really know the boys as well as you probably normally would.
“I think I’ve started five games. I haven’t scored any goals yet unfortunately.
“It is a step up in the fact that the football’s very different. Every team’s fighting for something, so it is difficult in that sense.
“Teams in the Lowland League maybe try and play a wee bit more football, try and pass it, whereas League 2 is slightly different because you are fighting for everything.
“We really should have won at Brechin. We were disappointed to draw because a win would have put us near enough safe.
“There are four games left and 12 points to play for and we are eight in front, so I think safety is just the main priority for Cowdenbeath this season.”