New date for Rangers’ tie

Forfar Athletic
Forfar Athletic

It has been a busy day at Station Park with news of the re-scheduled Rangers tie and a new signing

The club’s website revealed this afternoon that the SPFL has confirmed the Loons’ fixture at Ibrox will be played on Tuesday, December 3 with a 7.45 p.m. kick off.

The club stated: “We will advise supporters of ticket selling arrangements and potential coach travel during the course of next week. Club officials realise that not so many supporters will be able to make the journey west on a midweek evening as might have been the case had the game gone ahead on Saturday.

“It will also mean a tough week for the playing squad with away fixtures against Brechin City, Rangers and Dunfermline Athletic in the course of eight days.”

Meanwhile, it has emerged Forfar Athletic has completed the signing, initially on a short term temporary transfer, of 17 year old Craig Storie from Aberdeen.

Midfield player Craig, who does not celebrate his 18th birthday till January, will be with the ‘Loons’ until December 7. Craig follows in the footsteps of Joe Shaughnessy, Nicky Low and Jordon Brown in recent times.

A Glaswegian, Craig turned down the chance of a professional contract with Manchester United, preferring the earlier opportunities offered to him by the ‘Dons.’

He has already made his first team debut against Kilmarnock in 1-0 win in April and has also made one appearance this term, as well as being a regular in the Pittodrie side’s Under 20 side.

He will train with Forfar tonight (Thursday) and will go straight into the pool for the clash with Brechin City on Saturday.

Members of the Forfar branch of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance at Saturday’s local derby with Brechin City to take up a half time collection in aid of the Poppy Scotland Appeal.

Club officials hope supporters will, as ever, be generous in their support.

As a mark of respect and as will be the case at most senior grounds throughout the UK this weekend a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick off when supporters will be asked to join with the players and match officials in honouring the dead of two World Wars and many conflicts since, some of which are still on going.