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It is an absolute delight to confirm that this coming Sunday, 31st October, Colin MacLeod, our Scottish Amateur FA Select Manager, will host his first squad get-together in over 18 months.
That Colin has been able to schedule a practice game, the first since early March 2020, may be another indicator our Amateur game is slowly edging back towards near normality. Colin and his backroom staff look forward to welcoming the players to Dalziel Park in Motherwell. It is their intention to play a closed-door match between two sides selected from those attending.
Covid restrictions, of course, will very much be in place. Regrettably, it is important to stress, no spectators will be allowed within the pitch compound at Dalziel. Those familiar with Dalziel Park, however, will know the surrounding embankments do afford some limited viewing.
David Ramage, Chairman of the Scottish Amateur FA International Committee, is also pleased to confirm all of Colin’s Backroom Team, have agreed to continue with their roles within the Select set-up. Colin will again be supported by Stephen Reynolds (Assistant Manager), Craig Tully (Coach), Derek Jackson (Goalkeeping Coach), Joe Walker (Kit Manager) and Ronan Murray (Physiotherapist).
Almost from the second the most stringent of the Covid restrictions were lifted, and the currentseason finally got underway, Colin and his support staff have been watching as many games as possible. And, Colin has been using his extensive contacts network to receive reports and form updates from a plethora of managers and coaches.
The latest squad includes a core of players from the March 2020 friendly versus Shotts Bon Accord, the last time the Select was able to meet. Inevitably, given the time that has sincelapsed, there are a number of ‘new faces’. Indeed, almost half the squad will be receiving theirfirst squad call-up.
Players will report to Dalziel Park for 10.00 am, bringing their match-day kit with them. Thesession running between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Everyone involved is very much looking forward to meeting up and contributing to the resumption of our Scottish Amateur FA Select team.
Scottish Amateur FA Select Squad - 31 October:
Michael Watson (Fallin)
David Tait (Campsie Minerva)
Kenny Feaks (Bannockburn)
Craig Buchanan (Giffnock North)
Steven Greenlees (Stewarton United)
James Gibbons (Lesmahagow)
Dom Larkin (Castlemilk Dynamo)
Scott Maitland (Oban Saints)
Gary McCulloch (Eastfield)
Scott Gray (Lesmahagow)
Chris Cairns (Tollcross Thistle)
Arran Gosman (Meadowbank)
David McArthur (Glasgow Harp)
Mark Hansen (Eastfield)
Niall McClure (Doune Castle)
Ryan Crawford (Thorn Athletic)
Lewis Cameron (Oban Saints)
Robbie Hurst (Doune Castle)
Andrew Gibson (Doune Castle)
Jack Buchanan (Dumbarton Academy FP)
Liam Rowan (St Patrick’s FP)
Stewart Crozier (Tollcross Thistle)
Marc McGinty (Lesmahagow)
Graham Gracie (Lesmahagow)
Lee Hadden (Wishaw HSFP)
Richie Lawson (AM Soccer)
Ciaran McElroy (St Patrick’s FP)
Michael Yuill (Tollcross Thistle)
Steven Currie (Stewarton United)
Andy McEwan (Glasgow Harp)