Denholm returns to Station Park for second Loons spell

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Returning Forfar Athletic winger Danny Denholm believes there is no reason the Loons can’t aim for the League One title next season, writes Scott Binnie.

Denholm has signed on for his second spell at Station Park following a year at Livingston, a season he described as “disastrous”.

He told the Dispatch: “I’m happy to be back, it’s a good club and some of my friends are there. I’m looking forward to getting back to Station Park and playing a few games.

“There was actually a few teams in for me and I was swinging initially, but after speaking to the gaffer, he’s persuasive, and that combined with the good time I had there last time made it an easy decision for me in the end.

“Morton are coming down and there are rumours they’re maybe going part-time, Dunfermline could be going up, you’re looking at maybe no full-time teams in the league. With the players we’ve got, the likes of Swankie and Templeman, there’s no reason that we can’t go up. We can maybe have a good go at winning the league title.”

The fans’ favourite said a change of manager at Livingston did not help his cause last season but he is now looking forward to returning to a place he feels welcome.

Danny continued: “[My time at Livingston] wasn’t the best, I made a lot of appearances from the bench but I just couldn’t get going. Pre-season I was injured then I got myself into the team but the manager got sacked. The new manager came in and his first thing to do was drop me, then I had to fight to get back into his plans. It was a bit of a disastrous season and it’s not the best when a manager just doesn’t fancy you. I had a good time up there though and met a lot of good people.

“My popularity with the fans was a big factor in my decision to come back, and you don’t want to go to a club where you’re not liked. It was good to hear some nice stuff on Twitter etc and it does make it easier that I’m going back to a place where I’m welcome back.”