Ryan Docherty is a Manager on a major Development Mission – identifying and recruiting a promising goalkeeper, reports Tom Scott.
Currently in charge of Tass Thistle Under-17s the whole squad and coaches will move under the banner of Kilbride Thistle AFC as their brand new and exciting Under-20 Development Squad playing on a Friday evening next season.
Its a huge step-up in playing terms alone, but you wont find Docco ducking any issues. Far from it in fact – and that means spreading the net wide and far to boost the goalkeeping position.
Any interested goalkeepers should contact Ryan on 07805757187.
Presently, they can train with certain restrictions and play friendlies.
One came up on Tuesday and they beat St Peters 3-2.
Said Ryan: “We are delighted where we are just now given lockdowns etc. The majority of the squad have looked after themselves.”
“The St Peters game allowed us to get legs playing football again. We rotated the squad and led 2-0 after half an hour.”
Jack Thomson drew praise from his gaffer – setting up the first goal, taking a rest before reappearing and striding through past defenders before unleashing a 20 yarder into the top corner.
Said Ryan: “That’s the best I have seen him play. He came back onto the park and changed the game again…Magnificent!”
“We aim for a mixture of 17 year olds boosted by guys aged 18-19.”
Two current sponsors will be approached to stay and help support the new but dynamic Development Squad, and Ryan hopes to find other areas of financial help.
He would welcome approaches on 07805757187.