Scottish Women’s Premier League side Forfar Farmington recently appointed Logan McConachie as part of the coaching team.
The Perthshire-based 22-year-old believes the characters in the side will be key to getting more points on the table in the second half of the season, which starts this Sunday at home to Hamilton Academical.
McConachie is already quite experienced, starting with his local primary school before starting up his own youth side in Bankfoot at the age of 16, the side going 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 Dundee University Men’s side, winning the Scottish Cup, working for the Scottish FA with the regional performance programme and as the Club Inclusive Development Officer for Tayside, Fife and Angus.
Commenting on the move to Paul White’s side, along with fellow new coach Damon Neish, Logan said: “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 has been impressed with the club as a whole along with the Premier League side
He addded: “The facilities 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.
“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.”
The side return to Premier League action on Sunday, when they welcome Hamilton Academical to Station Park. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.