Avoid­ing the drop is my only goal New sign­ing Fother­ing­ham has be­lief

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Sport Round-up -


Al­bion Rovers re­cruit Gre­gor Fother­ing­ham hopes to res­cue his new side from rel­e­ga­tion af­ter a scor­ing start to his Clifton­hill ca­reer.

The 24-year-old was among a host of new sign­ings added to the squad in the draw with Queen’s Park – mak­ing his de­but against his former club.

The mid­fielder put Rovers in front, but the vis­i­tors were gut­ted by a sec­ond-half equaliser for the Ham­p­den out­fit.

De­spite his de­but heart­break, Fother­ing­ham is op­ti­mistic that he can play a key part in the bid to lift the Coat­bridge men of the foot of League Two.

He told the Ad­vert i s e r af­ter­wards: “The hope is def­i­nitely to stay up – I came here to help keep Al­bion Rovers up.

“If we play with the de­sire and the heart that we showed against Queen’s Park we have a chance.

“Ob­vi­ously there is a lot of foot­ball to be played. We will take it one game at a time and see what hap­pens.”

The new man in the mid­field felt that Rovers should have picked up their first three points of man­ager Kevin Harper’s ten­ure.

How­ever, he is hope­ful that the point will spark an un­beaten run.

“I’m mas­sively dis­ap­pointed – I thought we were go­ing to win on the day af­ter we went 2-1 up,” he said.

“Ob­vi­ously Queen’s Park threw ev­ery­thing at us, but we’re still dis­ap­pointed not to take the three points.

“We’re un­beaten in two now and that’s the way we’ve got to look at it go­ing for­ward.

“The next game we will be right up for it again and try to get the three points and get us up there.”

De­spite drop­ping two points at the na­tional sta­dium, Fother­ing­ham felt that the five new ad­di­tions to the squad will give the fans rea­sons to be pos­i­tive.

“There was a new look to the side and it seemed like it went well, so it was pleas­ing in that as­pect,” he con­tin­ued.

“Some­times you can get a few play­ers in and it re­ally up­sets the flow but that didn’t hap­pen. I thought the boys on their de­buts did well.

“It looks like a good few sign­ings so it was pos­i­tive in that as­pect.”

On tar­get Gre­gor Fother­ing­ham is op­ti­mistic. Photo credit: Ben Kear­ney

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