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  • Brian Carrigan after home debut 

    Sunday, February 08, 2009 3:02:37 PM

    Delighted with the win, Ayr United have been flying high, so to take three points from them is a massive result for us, this was my first full game for the club. I made my debut for the last nine minutes at Gayfield last week but the game was spoiled by the conditions. In midweek we had a bounce game against Arthurlie Juniors which helped me get more match practise and in the game I managed to get my first goal for the club. I have worked with Allan Maitland in the past, this is the third time I have worked with him and I have always enjoyed playing in his sides in the past and have always had success with him, I certainly don’t think I have anything to prove to anybody. Earlier in the season at Hamilton I played in reserve games but never had the chance to break into their first team, however I have a new challenge here at Recreation Park, a battle I’m looking forward to. I thought I did ok today but I’ve not played ninety minutes since sometime in November, 2008 in a reserve game for Hamilton Accies, so to get a full ninety minutes today at this level is very pleasing. At this time I think I am about 85% fit and once I get a few games under my belt it will obviously help. I have signed on loan from Linlithgow Rose until the end of this season with a view to a permanent deal, my registration is still with Linlithgow Rose until Christmas 2010, but hopefully I can do well here and let us see what happens. Every footballers ambition is to strive for full time football, I am 29 now, but there is not that many clubs in the present economic climate got a lot of money to spend on players but if I do well here it puts me back in the shop window. I am still getting to know some of the players at Recreation Park, but today when we got the ball down and passed it we looked a good team, in the second half Ayr United put us under a great deal of pressure which we thought would happen, but on our day there is not a lot of difference from what I can see in teams in the SFL Second Division, in fact it has always been like that even the last time I played in this league, the second division is notorious in the fact that every team is hard to beat. I’m just glad to be back playing ninety minutes and starting enjoying football again, and scoring goals, lets hope there are more to come.

    Brian Carrigan v. Ayr United



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