Happy homecoming for Iain Campbell

Iain Campbell was delighted to celebrate his Station Park homecoming with a victory - and get his third spell under dad Dick started in style.

Campbell returned to Forfar Athletic on a four-week loan on Friday afternoon before putting in a tidy display in the Loons’ 1-0 win over Stenhousemuir the following day.

And the 29-year-old was chuffed to help his friends - and his old man - end a run of three games without a win.

Iain said: “It’s great to be back. In the last few games the boys haven’t had the results they’ve wanted but it’s great to be back, get a clean sheet and win the game.

“It’s the third time my dad’s signed me. Folk will say daddy’s boy and that but it’s just a great club, I love the club and I love the boys, I feel at home here. I’m just delighted to get out and play 90 minutes and get a win.

“It wasn’t the best game but the win was the most important thing. The gaffer was delighted at full time but he wasn’t happy at half time.”

Forfar are now just three points behind League One leaders Stranraer after the Blues were defeated 2-0 by high-flying Brechin City, with the Loons having played one game less.

Iain believes the side have everything they need to go on and win the title, but admitted there are four other teams thinking the exact same thing as a very competitive league moves towards its conclusion.

The left back, who has struggled for games at new club Cowdenbeath recently, also said he was chuffed to get the opportunity of regular football.

He continued: “I had no hesitation about coming back. I wasn’t pushed out at Cowdenbeath, I just wanted game time. Obviously Jim’s moved on and there are a couple of boys in that position. The option came up to come here for a month and get four or five games under my belt.

“We’re winners, I’ve come here to win games. We believe we can win the league. There are five teams there that will all feel the same but there’s enough quality in that dressing room to do it.

“All the boys are passionate about the game, the boys gave it their all and got the three points. It’s great to be playing football again. We’re up to second, it’s great and onwards and upwards.”

While the loan is initially for 28 days, there’s every chance Iain could be staying with Forfar for longer, though he revealed he’s going back to Central Park at the end of the four weeks - as far as he’s aware just now.

He added: “I believe I’ll be going back but it’s between the clubs. I’ve played 10 or 11 games for Cowdenbeath but I just want to get some fitness back.”