Loons chief: league safety is still our top priority

Photo - Chris Coutts.
Photo - Chris Coutts.

Forfar Athletic chairman Alastair Donald has admitted his priority is still League One survival.

The Loons are under the weight of expectation after last year’s incredible campaign but the Station Park chief says it’s still all about making sure the club beats the drop.

Donald said: “The hardest thing this season is managing expectation levels. I heard from a supporter recently that anything other than top three is unacceptable. We were in the bottom tier seven years ago, now you’re telling me that anything other than top three isn’t good enough. My priority with Forfar Athletic is still to get to Christmas and to have got enough points to say we’re only a few wins away from being safe.

“I remember last season in early December, David McGregor told me that we were safe from relegation and it wasn’t even Christmas. Nothing changes for us. I’m as nervous now as I was at the start of last season, and the season before that, and the season before that. We want to get a good start, start getting points on the board and just get chipping away.”