Gary Bollan commends Forfar Athletic players for stepping up in wake of Grant Adam red card

FH Clyde v Forfar 04/03/2017
FH Clyde v Forfar 04/03/2017

Forfar Athletic boss Gary Bollan singled out goalkeeper Grant Adam after he was sent off in the side’s 2-2 draw with Clyde on Saturday.

Adam was shown a straight red card after he was seen gesturing towards the Clyde fans in the aftermath of James Lister’s equalising goal.

And Loons boss Gary Bollan believes that Adam has his teammates to thank for sparing his blushes.

He said: “It’s unacceptable. He’s due his teammates one because they’ve managed to come away in the last 18 minutes with the game still at 2-2.

“It’s something I’ll need to deal with internally because that’s not acceptable at all.”

Martin Fotheringham had to replace Adam in goal for the remainder of the match as Forfar had used all of their substitutes, and Bollan was full of praise for the veteran midfielder’s goalkeeping performance.

Bollan added: “It wasn’t ideal but he’s showed a bit of character by going and grabbing the gloves.

“The players at the end of the game are due a fair amount a bit of credit for keeping their shape and their discipline.

“Any team playing against a team with an outfield player in goals is going to put balls into the box and we expected that.

“But I felt for the most part, the guys dealt with that fantastically.”

This result sees Forfar retain their six point lead at the top of table, with both nearest challengers Elgin and Arbroath failing to take any points off each other.