East Fife's Pat Slattery celebrates double century with the club
East Fife’s Pat Slattery has been reflecting on his 200 games for the club, saying he’s loved his time at Bayview.
Saturday’s 2-1 Scottish Cup defeat to Morton saw Slattery complete his double century in black and gold.
Although he didn’t get the result he wanted at the weekend, the defender says there have been plenty of other excellent afternoons he looks back fondly on.
The 27-year-old said: “The season when we won the league in 2016 was brilliant for me.
“That was my first season at the club and it was a brand new squad but we all gelled really well.
“It was a young squad and we just found a way to win.”
There have been other highlights, Slattery says, a late winner at Hampden Park against Queen’s Park amongst them.
The regular turnover of players during the summer at all clubs, but particularly those at lower league level, make Slattery’s achievement all the more impressive.
He joined from Queen of the South in 2015 and is their second longest serving player behind skipper Kevin Smith.
His manager, Darren Young, says he remains a crucial part of the current Bayview squad.
“Pat is brilliant,” said Young.
“He was more of a midfielder when we came in and we’ve turned him into a left but know he can play in left midfield or centre midfield.
“He’s just one of these guys that are great to have in the squad because they can play a few positions.
“He’s a nice guy as well, which is half the battle.
“It’s all credit to him that he has been at the club a few years now.”