Delighted managers staying
Friday, December 06, 2013 6:47:30 PM
It’s a relief that our manager is staying, there was a lot of speculation that he would go but all the lads are pleased he stayed. Hopefully we can now kick on from here and try and get a good finish to the season.
It was tough for me when I left Celtic, but now I have come to Alloa and I am now in my third season with them and getting a regular run of games, I feel as if I have got better as a player and just now all I want to do is my best for Alloa Athletic FC. When I was at Celtic I played in the reserve team and Paul remembered me from his time at Parkhead, which was good and I would what to thank him for that because I have really enjoyed my time at Alloa with him and playing under him.
You never know in football, players and managers get speculation but I just want to concentrate on doing my best for Alloa and try and score more goals and just help the team out. Although we never played together at Celtic, Paul always made time to talk to the younger players at the club.
At the start of this season we were not given much chance and people were putting us down before a ball was kicked and tipped for relegation right away but I think we have so far proved a lot of people wrong this season, we try to play football even against better teams and we have so far held our own against teams people didn’t give us a chance against, I don’t think there is as much difference in the standard of football played by some of the full time clubs and the better part time clubs, there are plenty good part time players around just now.
In fairness the players didn’t speak in the dressing room about the possibility of the manager moving and he never spoke about it either, we just got on with our training and looked forward to the games, I thought we were unlucky tonight against Dumbarton, we battled well and tried to play football when we could. My goal was one of my best, maybe when I was younger I scored a better goal but it is up there, I was glad to get the goal.
We have another tough game on Saturday against Hamilton Accies, but happy we still have our boss and I would love to keep my relationship going playing for him, wherever that might be.