Striker signs a new deal with Nairn St Ninian
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ADAM MacLeod says the ambition shown by Nairn St Ninian was one of the main reasons he signed a new deal at the club.
The striker, who scored 30 goals last season, put pen to paper to stay at the North Junior Super League outfit.
MacLeod (27) also celebrated a hat-trick of awards when he was named the player of the year, players’ player of the year and top goalscorer at the end of season awards.
The former Strathspey Thistle and Elgin City striker says he was persuaded to stay on after hearing about club captain and new manager Keith Mason’s ambitions for Saints to aim to become the top junior team in the north.
“Ever since I heard Keith was getting the manager’s job he has been speaking to me about staying on,” he said.
“Everything he said to me has been great and it looks like the club are going to go further forward with Keith at the helm.
“He took quite a few sessions last season so we know that he is a capable coach and everything he has said to me looks good, so it was an easy decision for me to stay on.”
Nairn St Ninian were in fourth place in the Super League when the season was declared null and void.
MacLeod says while understandable, he was disappointed that the season could not be completed.
“We were doing really well this season,” he said.
“ We were on course to have our best ever season, so it is really frustrating we couldn’t give former manger Mike Hendry the send off he deserved.”
St Ninian are aiming to become the top junior team in the north and achieve promotion to the Highland League if a tier six division becomes established.
But with Banks O’Dee having won the division four years running, and winning all 16 games before this season was scrapped, MacLeod is aware of the challenge ahead. He added: “The money they have is hard to compete with. But all we can do is keep improving, see how close we get and work to get things better.”
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