Forsyth happy to return to Fife roots

Fife Flyers v Cardiff. Pic: Steve Gunn
Fife Flyers v Cardiff. Pic: Steve Gunn

Euan Forsyth is glad to be back at Fife Flyers after admitting that he did not enjoy lining up against them for biggest rivals Dundee Stars.

Forysth left the Kirkcaldy club eight years ago following the collapse of the British National League and spent four years in the English Premier League with Slough, Chelmsford and Swindon before returning to Scotland to play in the Elite League with Dundee Stars.

When Flyers joined the EIHL two years ago it saw Forsyth line up against his home town club, and many of his former team mates from his junior development days.

“The first time I played for Dundee against Fife I was really nervous,” Forysth told the Press.

“It’s never nice playing against your home town club, especially when it’s against guys you grew up with.

“It was hard but it’s one of these things you’ve got to do.

“I’ve always kept in touch with Todd over the years and I’m delighted he’s given me this opportunity.

“It’s good to be back home after eight years away.

“I’m really enjoying it and hopefully we can get a few more wins under our belt.”

Forysth revealed that the club has changed considerably in the time he has been away.

“It felt very strange at first because the club has changed a lot since I was here,” he said.

“It’s a lot more professional now and there’s new changing room, new fans, new ideas - everything’s new.

“It’s like coming to a new club altogether.”

The 28-year-old tasted victory for the first time this season at Murrayfield on Sunday.

“It was good to get our first win,” he said.

“The hockey was scrappy at times but we got the result and that’s the most important thing.

“The defence is starting to play well together and even though Tommy got hurt at the start of the game, the five of us kept it tight and the forward did a good job coming back to help.

“We felt we should have done better against Cardiff and all the boys were disappointed afterwards.

“But we regrouped and getting our first win on Sunday will hopefully kick-start our season.”