Interview with Forfar Athletic’s Russell Dingwall

Russell Dingwall was delighted to end his loan spell at Forfar Athletic with a win after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Airdrieonians.

The 20 year midfielder from Ross County played in all fourteen games after joining the Loons on deadline day in January and scored once in a 5-1 win over Stranraer.

Dingwall believes it was good to finish the season off with a win after a difficult season for everyone involved with the club.

“It’s good to get the win, it’s been a hard season for all of us but to finish off with a win is good, the boys deserved it after all the effort they put in.”

Despite the Loons having nothing to play for, Dingwall felt the game still meant a lot to the players but not as much as it would had if they were still involved in the relegation battle.

“We wanted to win today, it meant a lot to us but not as much as it would have if we were still in a scrap but I’m happy with how I played overall.”

Dingwall is out of contract with his parent club in the summer but hopes he has done enough to earn himself a new deal at Victoria Park under Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson.

“I’ve not heard anything from Ross County for next season yet so I just hope the gaffer will want to offer me a contract for next year.”

The midfielder admits he would be keen for a longer stay at the Loons if he was given the chance to do so.

“If I was to go part time I’d be happy to come back to Forfar, it’s a great club and they’ve been very good to me since I arrived so I would like to come back.”

During his time at the club, Dingwall played alongside experienced midfielder Mark Millar and the youngster has loved learning from the former Falkirk man.

“It’s been good playing alongside Mark, he’s obviously played at a higher level for a long time so he’s coached me through a few games and I’ve enjoyed playing alongside him.”

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