REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 1 - 2 - 3.
Brilliant news to share tonight from Harlaw Park as three of the Locos bright young things have penned long contracts with the football club. Goalkeeper Morgan Cook, full back Thomas Reid & defender/midfielder Andrew Watt are all now under contract until at least the summer of 2022. All three are members of the 'Buchan Babes' who won the Aberdeenshire League with a perfect winning record. Morgan has provided excellent back-up support for Andy Reid in the first team group & has recorded a brace of clean sheets in his first two senior appearances, making the young gloveman the first to record such a feat. Thomas has been immense since getting his opportunity in the first team, showing a maturity way beyond his years. Andrew has been a star turn since he enjoyed his debut for the first eleven, really catching the eye & enjoying rave reviews. Boss Neil Cooper, "These lads have been brilliant for myself & my coaches since coming into the first team picture. Talent is one thing but we need the winning mentality, attitude & dedication too, & the players have demonstrated this week in week out. These long contracts have been earned & Morgan, Thomas & Andrew should be an inspiration for others to follow in their footsteps. Youth development at the Locos is a cornerstone for us now & going forward, & whilst we can't guarantee every footballer in our system will be a mainstay for the first team, young players will always get an opportunity to shine for the club".