New boy Travis says Loons can win title with perseverance

Defender Michael Travis has every confidence that his new club Forfar Athletic will be able to mount a serious challenge for the League One title.

The 21-year-old was speaking after signing a deal with the Loons following his release from Arbroath in November.

Travis had played two games on trial with Dick Campbell’s side before heading to Montrose for a trial spell, keeping his fitness up and getting some games under his belt until he was able to sign a deal at Station Park in January.

The versatile defender was an unused substitute in the 2-0 loss to Brechin City and the ex-Lichties lad is keen to put in the work to convince Campbell to give him a starting berth.

He said: “It’s good to get it all sorted. I’ve been training with them for a month and a half so it’s good to get it sorted so now I can play.

“Hopefully I can improve and work hard to gain a place in the team. I can learn a lot from Darren Dods and so on so hopefully I’ll do that. I’ll work hard and hopefully the gaffer picks me.

“It was frustrating but I was still training with the boys, so I got a good feel of it and it’s a good bunch of lads to train with. Hopefully we can work hard and bounce back to the top of the league.

“The club deserves to be at the top. I’m confident this squad can finish there .”