Amateurs In The Spotlight – Craigneuk AFC

Following the feedback and response to my new Series yesterday, I have again been helped by Craigneuk Amateurs Manager John Collins, who put forward the following players into the SAFN Spotlight, writes Tom Scott.

Here we go with Captain Paul Rooney, Left-Back Conor Mason, Centre-Back Tyler Jessimer and Forward Craig Rutherford.

Photographs attached in order courtesy of Manager John Collins.

Paul Rooney
Age: 31.
Club role / position: Captain, Right back.
Previous Clubs: Craigneuk Colts, Motherwell Bridgeworks.
Favourite film / tv series: Wolf of Wall Street.
Biggest win/best memory: Winning the Greater Glasgow Challenge Cup 2-0 in 2017.
Best trainer: Deano.
Worst trainer: Craigy.
Best player played with: Clearly being biased, but Stephen Rooney.
Best player played against: Lee Hadden.
Time with club: 13 years.
What’s your aim with Craigneuk: Winning the League or a Cup as captain would be a great achievement.
Longest in the shower: Tatty.

Conor Mason
Age: 25.
Club role / position: Left Back.
Previous Clubs: Albion Rovers AFC, Larkhall Thistle Juniors.
Favourite film / tv series: Peaky Blinders.
Biggest win/best memory: Winning League & Regional Cup.
Best trainer: Jack.
Worst trainer: Duffy.
Best player played with: Mark Canning.
Time with club: 3rd Season.
What’s your aim with Craigneuk: Win the League.
Longest in the shower: Paul Rooney.

Tayler Jessimer
Age: 25.
Club role / position: Centre Back.
Previous Clubs: Wishaw High FPs, Glasgow University, Ravenscraig.
Favourite film / tv series: Billions.
Biggest win/best memory: Playing football for 2 weeks in Malta with Scotland. Trained like a pro and played senior teams out there.
Best trainer: Paul Rooney.
Worst trainer: Big Saltcoats.
Best player played with: Lewis MacLeod.
Best player played against: Andy Robertson or Islam Feruz.
Time with club: 1 year.
What’s your aim with Craigneuk: Winning the League this year is a must.
Longest in the shower: Craig Rutherford.

Craig Rutherford
Age: 24.
Club role / position: Forward.
Previous Clubs: Albion Rovers Boys Club, Cambusnethan Talbot, Larkhall Thistle, Wishaw High.
Favourite film / tv series: Friends.
Biggest win/best memory: Winning Scottish Cup with the School.
Best trainer: Paul Rooney.
Worst trainer: Tango.
Best player played with: James Bryson.
Best player played against: Paul di Giacomo.
Time with club: 3 years.
What’s your aim with Craigneuk: To win the League.
Longest in the shower: Paul Rooney.

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