Youngster Kayleigh grateful for edge of experience

Farmington star Kayleigh Brough.
Farmington star Kayleigh Brough.

Farmington player Kayleigh Brough has praised the squad’s experienced players after the side ensured their Premier League status.

The 4-0 romp over Buchan means Forfar can go into Sunday’s trip to Inverness City free of the relegation dogfight.

And U17 player Kayleigh believes the presence of the more seasoned members of the team helped her and her fellow youngsters adjust to the rigours of top flight football.

The 18-year-old centre half said: “Bringing in Damon Neish and the older more experienced players helped us improve a lot. Damon has encouraged the whole team and helped to motivate us in the second half of the season. Having the likes of Nicky Grant, Alana Bruce and Nicola Davidson back in the team has helped us a lot too.

“Having the more experienced players in the team helps the younger ones including me to improve. I think that it’s a great achievement for us as a team and for the club to stay up this year.

“I feel that the younger players including myself have adjusted to senior football really well. It was very hard at the start of the season with the team not having enough numbers and I felt like it was a lot of pressure but with more players returning, it gave us the confidence back that I thought we lacked. It’s been great playing for the team this season, we have grown so much as a team since the start of the year.

“I think the club can definitely build from what we have achieved this season and push for the top of the bottom six. We don’t know what the other teams will be like next season, whether they have lost or gained players, it’ll be a challenge but it’s definitely achievable.”