Its been a hectic few weeks at www.strochsfc.com, but at last we caught up with Reece Glackin, who joined the club at the end of last year.
“I have played with Robroyston Rovers, Dundee United, Clyde, Airdrie, back to Clyde, Cumbernauld Colts, Vale of Clyde, Edinburgh City and now St Roch’s. When I left City, I just wanted to get back enjoying my football again:the travelling was a lot to ask since I working full time and wanted something a bit closer to home. I know a couple of the Candy boys growing up and at previous clubs who had said to come down to training so came down and spoke with gaffer. “
On settling in at the club, Reece added “Yeah settled in well, all the boys are good lads & the people in and around the club and the fans have made me feel very much welcome and part of which we hope will be a successful season. Lucky there was no initiations thankfully, not the greatest singer or dancer!”
“I’ve always knew that the Candy get a good following and as I said previously knew couple of the boys so I knew I was coming into a good standard of squad. However, the way everyone is trying to pull in the same direction and how positive & determined everyone is to bring success to the club has stood out. Everyone from management to players to kitman/physios and the fans -everyone wants everyone to do well, it has a good atmosphere and feel to the club.”
On his hopes, the midfielder said “I just want to get back playing regular football and enjoying it. After a wretched 18 months out 3 years ago with a cruciate ligament rupture when just on the verge of making the breakthrough at Airdrie, I feel as if I’ve not played as much as I would’ve liked. I’m a confident boy, I’m still only 21 and fail to accept that there’s not one more wee chance for me out there in the senior game and believe I’m capable to play at that level. However, I’m absolutely delighted to be at St Roch’s, I’ve signed on until the end of season and am enjoying every bit of it so far. The park is down the road from my house, the boys and everyone associated have made me feel very much part of the club and I just want to play and hopefully show people what I can do. The aim for the team must be to win the league- the calibre of player at the club is brilliant, a lot of the squad could definitely play at a higher level and it’s just about getting that balance on the park now and gelling as there has been some changes. I think with the incredibly support the club receives from the fans it can very much go a long way in the junior game, it makes such a difference turning up on a Saturday and the ground having a good crowd there watching the game and getting involved and it’s appreciated hopefully it continues.”
“I’ve played central midfield majority of my career to date. I prefer playing deepest, just in front of the back line. I’m the type of player who likes to get on the ball and start attacks, I like to start moves off and keep the ball moving it forward if possible & create chances. Few more goals are needed to be added to my game however, would play anywhere as long as it means I’m on the park and will give everything I’ve got to help out a teammate and the team.”
Thanks Reece, and good luck.