New Forfar Athletic lad Andy Ryan was frustrated by his debut defeat to Stenhousemuir

Photo by Chris Coutts.
Photo by Chris Coutts.

Loons striker Andy Ryan was gutted to begin his career in Forfar Athletic colours with a defeat after a 1-0 loss at home to Stenhousemuir.

The 21-year-old joined earlier this month after being released by Hamilton and made a good impression in his first 90 minutes despite the loss.

Ryan felt that the Loons deserved the three points after the only goal of the game came through a Darren Hill error in first half injury time.

He said: “I think when you start your time at any club it’s disappointing to begin it with a defeat; especially in that manner when I felt that we were the better side for the majority of the game.

“The goal was only conceded due to a mistake by the keeper and that was the only thing he had to do all game so it was disappointing.”

The former Brechin City and Arbroath loanee reckoned his debut was good enough in terms of his own performance but believes it is all about the team rather than individuals.

He said: “I was happy enough with my debut but it doesn’t really matter about me, it’s a team game so it’s a disappointing day.”

Ryan had been linked with a return to Arbroath along with a move to Queen of the South but spoke of how Bollan sold a move to the Station Park club to him with a phone call.

Andy added: “I was training with a couple of places and I had a few offers on the table but I got a call from the gaffer here asking if I wanted to come up here and sign.

”He told me what he is wanting to do with the club and you can see with the quality of players in the dressing room that they’re in a false position in the league so I thought I would come up here, get some game time and hopefully some goals.”