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