Sophie can’t wait to get ball rolling

Sophie Milligan.

Sophie Milligan.

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Forfar Farmington right back Sophie Milligan can’t wait for the new season after struggling to break into the side last year, writes Lee Smith.

Milligan, 22, signed for Forfar in late September and made just two appearances before the end of the season.

The defender admitted it was tough to get into a side that had been doing so well in the relegation battle run-in, but says she’s ready to give Damon Neish a selection headache after a gruelling pre-season.

Sophie said: “I’m definitely excited for the new season. It was frustrating putting in the hard work and commitment without the appearances, but understandably it was a difficult time to break into the squad who had been working together as a tight unit throughout the season, with crucial games remaining.

“The girls and Damon have been great and have helped me settle into the team.

“I had my first 90 minutes for the club against Motherwell in pre-season, which was good to get under my belt and I will be looking to continue to progress on this in the upcoming season.”

The side have been training hard during pre-season but Milligan admits she has loved every minute of it.

She continued: “Pre-season is always dreaded, but for myself this has been the hardest yet most enjoyable yet. Everyone’s working hard individually and as a team to reach the same goals and put us in the best position for the upcoming season.”

There was good news for Forfar Farmington last week, with the news strikers Amy Gallacher and Derrian Gollan have been called up for the Scotland under 17s and 16s squad respectively.

Gallacher will be in Belgium next week between Monday 23 and Thursday 26, with the side taking on their Belgian counterparts.

Gollan was called up for the under 16s to take part in a Development Tournament in Portugal.