Selkirk manager sets sights on building pathway to success

Easter youth football training at Selkirk Football Club.
Easter youth football training at Selkirk Football Club.


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Selkirk’s last chance of picking up some silverware this season was blown out of the water by a high-flying University outfit in a King Cup clash last Saturday.

Playing at Yarrow Park, Steve Forrest’s men put in a good first-half performance, despite being six men down due to the Easter break, and it was level-pegging at the break thanks to a goal in the 39th minute from Ryan Scott.

Two quickfire efforts from the visitors closed the game out in the second half, however, leaving the Yarrow Park trophy cabinet rather bereft for yet another season.

It was always going to be a big ask, though, and coach Forrest isn’t too despondent as the season comes to a close.

“Stirling have had a great season in the Lowland League and have a good structure in place to enable them to do that,” he told The Southern.

“We are still working on it, but we always knew that we had two seasons in which to do that, and we are already on our way towards that goal.”

Selkirk are hoping to field an East of Scotland side as well as a Lowland League team next season and Forrest, who last week held an Easter coaching clinic at Yarrow Park alongside coach Paul Doig, is hoping to bring the town’s junior club into play as well.

“At the moment the junior teams are being run separately, although they still come under the Selkirk FC umbrella,” he explained.

“Paul and I don’t want to step on any toes, it’s more a case of putting arms round shoulders and working together.”