Scottish Women’s Premier League side Forfar Farmington recently appointed Logan McConachie as part of the coaching team and the Perthshire based 22 year old believes that the characters in the side will be key to getting more points on the table in the second half of the season, which starts next Sunday at home to Hamilton Academical.
McConachie is already quite experienced, with ten years under his belt, starting with his local primary school before starting up his own youth side in Bankfoot at the age of 16, the side going a massive nine months unbeaten last season as well as having two players sign pro-youth with St Johnstone and Cowdenbeath. He also went 14 games unbeaten as first team coach of the Dundee University Mens side, winning the Scottish Cup and working for the Scottish FA too with the regional performance programme and as the Club Inclusive Development Officer for Tayside, Fife and Angus.
About the move to Paul White’s side at Station Park along with fellow new coach Damon Neish, Logan said ‘It happened about 3 weeks ago, I was on a ‘football free holiday’ in Murcia, Spain with my girlfriend Carleen. That, however, was about to change, as I had a message from Paul White on my phone asking if i could call him. The coach I worked with at the East Regional Squad u14s – Nicky Murray – had explained to Paul that I would be a good candidate for the vacant position. Paul offered me the position on the phone and although I wanted to accept straight away I thought it would be best to discuss it with my nearest and dearest first, the decision was unanimous and I called Paul back the next day with my answer.’
He took his first training session last Tuesday and so far he’s been impressed with the club as a whole along with the Premier League side, adding ‘The facilities that the SWPL have access to are second to none. I’ve also heard and witnessed for myself the great things about the club, as well as their fantastic youth programme that has created some excellent players in the past and will do in the future. It’s a credit to the coaching staff and volunteers at this club.’
‘I absolutely believe the side is good enough to stay up. As you’ve already seen my teams don’t often lose and the characters we have in this team will be key to getting points on the table. I have to say it’s a huge credit to the younger players in the team who have taken a step up to the premier league, their technical ability, energy and enthusiasm for the game will without a doubt play a huge part in our team’s performances.
‘Everyone at FF have been great towards me and I’ve received many kind messages from people in the region and on record I’d like to thank them for their support and I promise to take the team from strength to strength.’
The side return to Premier League action on next Sunday, when they welcome Hamilton Academical to Station Park, where they will look to avenge the defeat suffered earlier in the season, kick-off is at 2pm.