Tayport players commit to the club while others join up
With an exciting move into a new division around the corner next season, Tayport’s squad have been swift to commit their futures to the club.
Manager Chris Macpherson has agreed fresh deals with a host of the current squad and added new faces over the past few weeks.
He’s getting his squad assembled early for the club’s maiden season in the newly formed Midlands Division (see page 39).
Sam Sanchez, who has played professionally in Spain and Norway, has joined the club from Scone Thistle, joined by Ryan Paterson from Riverside Amateurs.
On their signings, Macpherson said: "Ryan is a young player who we have high hopes for.
"He came and trained with us at the tail end of the season, and I was impressed with his attitude and quality.
"There was a lot of interest in Ryan, so I am pleased he has chosen to sign for us.
He will be a good addition to the squad, and we look forward to working with him.
"Sam is a player that we have tracked for some time having first encountered him playing for a strong Scone team at the beginning of last season.
"Sam is two footed, can play several positions including both full back and wide midfield areas.
"He has a great pedigree having played senior football back home in Spain and during a short spell in Norway.
"Sam is lightning quick and has a trick up his sleeve, I’m sure the Tayport faithful will enjoy watching his skill and endeavour when lockdown restrictions permit."
The new additions to the squad will join up with the bulk of the side retained from last season when Tayport made a terrific start to a very brief campaign before the country entered a second lockdown.
Lyall Shaw, Greg Whyte, Brad Ness, Jamie Hume, Gary Thain and Jamie McCabe have all recently signed extensions.
Macpherson is delighted to get so many deals over the line as he looks forward to the new season.
Tayport managed to play just four games of their 2020/21 season before the country was placed into a second lockdown at the start of the new year.
In mid-March the management committee of the Scottish Junior FA ended season 2020/2021 and declared all competitions null and void.