Husband delighted as promotion push kicks off

Pic credit Christopher Coutts. Stephen Husband vs Dunfermline Athletic.
Pic credit Christopher Coutts. Stephen Husband vs Dunfermline Athletic.

Forfar Athletic midfielder Stephen Husband was thrilled to see his new club get a 2-0 victory over his old side Dunfermline Athletic.

The 23-year-old was one of the stand-out performers in a terrific team display on Saturday as the Loons outclassed the League One title favourites.

And Husband believes the deserved three points were just what the side needed to help them get their promotion push started.

He said: “It wasn’t about me meeting the old team, it was about getting the three points that we need to go on and push on for promotion this week.

“That’s what the boys are here for and that’s what we expect.

“It was great to get the three points and to get my first game in at home.”

“It was a good performance, we got the ball down and played it, we played it long, we did everything and we caused them problems.

“We did everything we needed to do and it all came together and we managed to get the three points and the clean sheet.

“They were great goals, Hilson’s was brilliant - about 30 yards out or so. Even the second one, big Dods has come across the front post getting the glancing header so it’s great to get those goals.

“James has done well getting it into a dangerous area and that’s what can happen when you get in front of your man, you create problems for the opposition.”

Stephen was a late signing for Forfar, joining up with Dick Campbell’s troops right at the end of pre-season, and he is still striving to get full match fitness under his belt.

But the former Blackpool midfielder knows he isn’t far away now - and said he’s loving his partnership in the Loons’ engine room alongside fellow new boy Derek Young.

He continued: “I was a bit behind getting a club sorted and stuff, I wanted to make the right decision, so I feel like my match sharpness is getting there.

“I might have to come off early a couple of times but that will be it.

“Derek’s experienced, he’s helping me a lot. There’s plenty of talking and we’re getting on great, as are all the boys in the team.

“The boys around us are all great lads, we’ve all settled in really well.”

Husband added that he was in doubts about joining up with the Station Park outfit because the quality in the playing ranks is plain

to see.

He said: “I knew a couple of the boys like Foxy and so on, it was always going to be a part-time club I went to and you look at the strikeforce and think ‘Jesus, I wouldn’t want to be up against that every week.’

“People can tip us to go down, even now, but it just makes us underdogs and makes us want to prove them wrong even more.

“As far as I’m concerned if you see what we’ve got here, we won’t be too far away.”