Things are looking up again for Macpherson’s resurgent Tayport

Tayport are steadily climbing the North Superleague - and boss Chris Macpherson reckons there’s more to come from his side.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:19 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:50 pm
Chris Macpherson, Tayport manager.
Chris Macpherson, Tayport manager.

The Canniepairt men endured a sticky start to the current season but, over the past couple of months, have been slowly turning things in their favour.

A rise up the division has started, with Tayport now having the luxury of a couple of sides below them.

Gaffer Macpherson says it’s no coincidence that the upturn in results coincided with some fresh faces being added to his squad.

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“It’s been a case of just getting a good squad of players together,” said the manager.

“The players are playing to their strengths and the club has started to gel over the past two or three months.

“Long may that continue.

“We didn’t have the squad at the start of the season and had to go with what we had, but have now made three or four signings.”

Amongst those at the club before Macpherson took over was forward Dayle Robertson.

The striker has been in prolific form this season, hitting 25 goals already.

Other clubs were starting to take note, so Macpherson and the Tayport board were quick to get him signed up on an extended contract recently.

“I played with Dayle at Broughty Ferry and know he’s a natural goalscorer,” said Macpherson.

“He was still scoring goals in the early part of the season but we’re creating more chances now in a 4-4-2 which is great for him.

“Liam McArtney and Jamie Gill are both playing really well too and are proving a good foil for Dayle.

“He’s on 25 goals for the season and there’s a lot more to come from him.

“Anybody who scores that amount of goals will get attention and there were some rumours of senior clubs.

“If a senior club came in for him then we wouldn’t stand in his way, but by signing a new deal with us shows he enjoys playing for Tayport.”

This weekend Tayport travel to Forfar West End.

The hosts may be bottom of the league, but Macpherson is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “Looking at the players they have, there’s some quality there and they may be in a false position.

“But, they way we’re playing just now , we’re looking forward to it. and want to give a good account of ourselves.”