INVERURIE Loco Works FC signed former Aberdeen, Peterhead and Formartine United striker Andy Bagshaw on Friday night (July 6) on a two year contract, the player getting his first outing during an 8-0 victory over local side Monymusk in a well deserved Testimonial game for Musk stalwart Graeme Smart.
On the mark for Locos were Neil McLean, Clark Bain, Scott McIntosh and Neil Gauld with a brace before the interval, Craig Ross, Graeme Stewart (penalty) and Scott Begg rounding it off
Bagshaw has followed his former captain Stuart McKay into Harlaw Park, the two being re-united after playing together at Peterhead and Formartine
After the match he showed his delight at getting the chance to challenge for the title wearing Red and Black::
“I knew I was going to be leaving Formartine, I knew Kenny Coull from before and was keen for Locos to give me a call and that’s what’s happened. I’m delighted, this is the place where I wanted to come.
“It’s a big squad, I need to prove myself in pre-season to make sure I’m in the side for next season. Stuart has been at the Blue Toon with me then Formartine now here, he’s a good signing. Whoever is playing up front, we’ll look to bang in the goals. I’m looking to do better than last season.
“I’ve only trained with Locos twice, the training has been really good, more of the short sharp stuff and I’m really enjoying it”
Locos co-manager Scott Buchan gave a brief reaction to the two year contract signing, there will be more to come from the co-management with Peterhead the visitors to Harlaw Park on Friday night, kick off 7.45 :
“Andy is a player we’ve had our eye on, he can be an important player for us, he will get sharper with training sessions”
Turning to the game he added, “It’s good to get back playing football. Like everyone else we’ve had long hard training sessions over the last few weeks, everyone is delighted to get a game no matter the occasion. It says a lot for their player being rewarded for serving so long with one club at that level”
Locos fans are likely to get another chance to see local 15 year old attacking midfielder Rhys Simpson who has been on Dundee United’s books and is a player with a bright future ahead of him