After the disappointment of being relegated from the top junior club league in the area, new Ellon United coach Steven Main is determined the team will start the 2016/ 17, well prepared in its bid to bounce back.
“There is one thing sure, the team will be fitter than they have ever been. If they are fit, there is a better chance they will enjoy themselves. I would also like to think we will be an entertaining team to watch. My coaching team will be working on both aspects in the build up to the new season,’’ said the 35 year Main who comes with a wealth of playing experience with Highland League side Fraserburgh where he was a speedy, skilled full back.
Main will be joined by his brother Neil and Mark Kerr, both committed to the exciting style of play proposed by the lead coach in the new season which gets underway in August, though it will be prefaced by friendly games and then the Grill Cup in which the Meadows based club meet Banks of Dee of the Super League.
‘’The Grill gives the new coaching team the opportunity to see the strength of the squad before we start the process of getting the club back in the top league.
“I am very excited about the new set up. At the moment we are out shopping for players. I know Mark has his eye on one or two quality players,’’ said club president Billy Gordon himself a former player of the club.
Main is also dedicated to bringing back the crowds to the Meadows and said:’’It we play entertaining football I’d like to think the Ellon public will support us, especially if we are winning. In the long run I would like it to be an all Ellon team.’’
It is likely the new look United will be a squad of 18, which Main believes is ideal for purpose.
‘’I would like to have youngsters on the fringe of the team, all keen to stake a claim for a place on a regular basis. I look forward to the challenge of getting United back where they belong,’’ said the ambitious and enthusiastic Main.