Website designed and maintained by Jim Dick How does it feel to be a player with Penicuik Athletic? Really good and privileged, I am more than aware of the history of the club and that Penicuik is a sleeping giant. After several years in the doldrums the club is make is making significant progress in returning to the top flight of Junior football. I actually recall playing against Penicuik at their old ground for Ormiston Primrose back in 1989 I believe. I think the game ended in a draw but it was tough introduction to Junior Football. What made you decide to sign for Penicuik? I am good friends with Craig and know several of the players who I played alongside at Bonnyrigg. Craig asked me if I wished to come along for pre-season training to firstly see if my fitness was up to the standard he was looking for and also if he felt I could still do a job for the team. From my side I needed to see if I would enjoy it particularly after 13 seasons at Bonnyrigg where this was all new to me. Thankfully we were both comfortable with what we saw. How do you think it is going so far? Pre-season training was very hard and I think that is noticeable from our early games. We are as fit if not fitter than any team we have come across so far.Performances have been generally good but with a relatively young team (myself excluded) consistency has been a bit of a problem but certainly a promising start and very encouraging for the future. Unfortunately the recent injury to Grant Killen is a major blow and disappointing particularly for Grant, however we do have competition for players and it is now up to the guys who take his position to show how good they are. What targets do you set yourself at the beginning of the season? Personal targets are to stay fit and play as many games as possible although from a team perspective promotion to the Super league is our No.1 priority. As a player what do you look for from your teammates? 100% effort in all games. Which team have you most enjoyed playing with and why? Err not really a difficult one but obviously Bonnyrigg, my home town team where I spent 13 seasons. I think we won about 10 trophies in my time at Bonnyrigg including the Super League title a couple of years ago. What was the best goal you have ever scored? Easy one, winning penalty for Bonnyrigg against Newtongrange Star in the League Cup Final. The equaliser I scored in the last minute against Bo'ness in the semi-final with a side foot volley was better but not as memorable. Must have been about 10 years ago those ones. What are your earliest memories of football? Watching Scotland play in the 1974 World Cup Finals, yes 1974 for all you young guys reading this. What was the greatest game you have watched and why? Have to mention two here, Scotland beating France in Paris in 2008 with Faddy's wonder goal and Brazil versus Italy in the 1982 World Cup Finals. The atmosphere in Paris was sensational and the feeling when we won was beyond belief. Italy beat Brazil 3-2 with a Paulo Rossi hat-trick although I recall being absolutely gutted as Brazil were brilliant that year and by far the most skilful side I had ever seen, arguably the best team never to have won the World Cup. Finally, tell me something that people would not know about you? Was on the 17th green at Celtic Manor in Wales celebrating with the triumphant European team when Graeme McDowell beat Hunter Mahan to win the Ryder Cup last year, it was pandemonium.