Farmington will stay up says coach Neish

Forfar Farmington head coach Paul White welcomes Damon Neish to the club.

Forfar Farmington head coach Paul White welcomes Damon Neish to the club.

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New Forfar Farmington coach Damon Neish is adamant the side will maintain their place in the Scottish Women’s Premier League this season.

The 29-year-old recently joined the set-up after coaching youth teams at Scottish Premiership club Dundee, and has been very impressed by the team so far.

And Neish said Farmington’s professional attitude during the negotiations over his move to the Premier League side made the switch a no-brainer.

He said: “Forfar will stay in this league. It’s obviously been a tough start to the year, but even in training, this isn’t a team that trains or plays like a team struggling. This team has shown me they believe in themselves and trust one another. Nothing is going to be easy, but we have the talent and attitude to come out of this season strong.

“My move came about at the very beginning of the summer. I was still with Dundee but there was a lot of confusion at the club about what was happening going forward. I emailed Forfar Farmington about coaching, and they got back to me quickly.

“We exchanged emails and from the professional manner in which they conducted themselves, I knew I wanted to be involved. I came and met Paul, Logan, Charlie and everyone else. We had a discussion about the club, the direction Forfar wanted to go and how to get there, what they expected of me and what I expected from them, and at the end of the meeting I agreed to come aboard.

“The professional manner in which Forfar quickly got me on board left me in no doubt about my decision. I needed not only an ambitious club to match with me, but a club that went about achieving those ambitions in the right way.

“I know it was a tough start to the season for the girls, but they are a talented group, the young players are fantastic and the more experienced players have the perfect attitude and skillset to guide the club forward and up the league.”