‘I’m lov­ing role’ says ex-St John­stone man

Perthshire Advertiser - - MONDAY’S TV -

Con­nor McLaren ad­mits it was an easy de­ci­sion to ex­tend his stay with Jean­field Swifts.

The for­mer St John­stone and Mon­trose at­tacker has played a star­ring role in the first half of the sea­son to sit as the club’s top goalscorer.

Play­ing reg­u­lar foot­ball has been a wel­come boost for McLaren, who is now signed up at the River­side un­til the sum­mer of 2020.

He told the Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser: “I’ve de­cided to ex­tend my stay be­cause I’m back en­joy­ing foot­ball again.

“And I feel we have a team that can push on and be suc­cess­ful.

“It’s the hap­pi­est I’ve been in a while and per­son­ally I put it down to the role the gaf­fer and Lo­gan have given me this sea­son.

“They’ve given me a free­dom to try score and cre­ate chances for the team.

“All of the coach­ing staff have been first class and made me feel wel­come right from the start, as have the boys.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to see what hap­pens the rest of the sea­son and work­ing with ev­ery­one more. The ideas are fresh and we try to get the ball down and play.”

McLaren is hop­ing to break through the 30-goal barrier by the end of the sea­son.

He added:“Per­son­ally my tar­gets are to im­prove on what I’ve done in the first half of the sea­son.

“I think I’ve scored 17 goals so far and have a few as­sists.

“I’d like to score an­other 20 this year. As for the team the league is pri­or­ity but a cup run would be nice too.” Con­nor (left) has linked-up well with team-mates this sea­son

Lov­ing life

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