Interview with Forfar Athletic’s Michael Travis

Forfar Athletic captain Michael Travis was elated with the three points on Saturday as they defeated Albion Rovers 4-2.

The centre back also praised defensive partner Andy Munro after his man of the match performance on his return to the club following a loan spell at Clyde.

Travis netted twice in Saturday’s win and felt the side got a rub of the green that had evaded them on many occasions this season.

“I’m delighted to get the win, the last few performances we’ve worked hard and stuck together, you need a bit of luck at times and felt we got that today.”

He continued: “It was nice to get two goals, especially with Andy Munro getting one as well, hopefully we can now build on it.”

The Loons conceded goals just eleven and three minutes after netting their first and third respectively with Travis disappointed to concede so quickly.

“It was disappointing to concede the two goals, they say you’re at your most vulnerable after you score and it happened today as well but I thought we showed good fight to get the three points.”

Rovers were reduced to nine men after Michael Hopkins and Alan Trouten were sent off in the same incident in the 62nd minute at 3-2, Travis felt the Loons were more than worthy of their win despite this.

“The red cards killed their momentum a little bit, but I thought we were dominant, we had chances, Josh could have scored when he went round the keeper but it’s hit off his heel and went to the man.”

“Obviously there were the red cards, they change games, we took advantage and killed the game off with the fourth, we just need to build on this now.”

With the Scottish Cup taking over the league schedule next weekend, Forfar have to wait until January 27th for their next league game away to East Fife.

Jim Weir has arranged a friendly against an Aberdeen XI for Thursday and Travis reckons this will be a tough test ahead of their trip to a tricky New Bayview.

“It’s a nice break, obviously we have a game on Thursday so the gaffer will probably give a few boys that haven’t been playing games recently a good run out against Aberdeen.”

“That should be a tough test so hopefully again we can apply ourselves and we are prepared for East Fife in a fortnight, which is again another tough game. Another three points would be nice and let’s keep moving up.”

The captain expressed his delight as Andy Munro returned to the club following a loan spell at Clyde; while he reckons he is a good guy to have around the club, the same can’t be said for trips to training.

“It was good to have Andy back, obviously with having played alongside him and known him for so long. He’s a presence, a good guy, he’s loud in and around the club, obviously not in your car when you’re trying to have a nap on the way up to training and he’s shouting about in your ear. It’s good to have him back and hopefully I can get a good partnership with him.”

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