Forfar secretary to complete the set

FORFAR Athletic Football Club secretary David McGregor will complete the set when Forfar Athletic face Aberdeen in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday, January 7.

In his long association with the Loons, Mr McGregor has seen his side in competitive action against every other team with the exception of the Dons!

And that’s because the last time the two teams met in the cup was away back in 1923.

The Scottish Cup tie at Pittodrie ended in a one-nil win for the home side.

“The match in January will allow me to compete the set,” commented the secretary, who, with fellow directors, will be meeting this week to plan for the Scottish Cup tie.

The tie will be all-ticket, with the capacity at Station Park set at 5,400.

In these days of tough times economically the Loons may struggle to attract a capacity crowd but the directors are hopeful of a crowd around the 4,000 mark.

There will be meetings with the relevant authorities later this week, with full information on the ticket prices and the sale of the briefs expected to be available by the weekend.

There is already keen interest in the hospitality packages for the cup-tie, so much so that the availability has all but gone.

With the hospitality packages snapped up early and the fact that Archie Knox will be returning to Station Park as assistant boss of the Dons, the club can look forward to a financial shot in the arm as a result of that three-nil win over Stranraer.

At the time of going to press on Tuesaday (yesterday) it was understood that the two on-loan signings from the Pittodrie club would, more than likely, have to sit the cup tie out, but the good news is that that Joe Shaughnessy and Nicky Low look set to be at Station Park until the end of the current season.

As with all big games, Forfar will be looking for additional volunteer help on day.

If you can assist with programme or 50/50 ticket selling or with any of the other match-days duties give Mr McGregor a call.