10 January 2020
Brechin City is delighted to confirm that former striker and firm fans' favourite Andy Jackson has signed for the Club on loan from near neighbours Forfar Athletic until the end of the season and he will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's crucial match against Stenhousemuir at Ochilview.
Manager Mark Wilson admitted that he was thrilled to have Jacko back at the Club where he enjoyed such a special rapport with the supporters and he will be looking for him to replicate the form that saw him net 67 goals over a seven year period from 2012 to 2019. In addition the manager has no doubt that the signing will give the younger players in his squad a real boost and that Jacko's leadership qualities and experience will be hugely beneficial to the club as a whole.
"When I was told that Andy might be available for loan I had absolutely no doubt that we had to do all we could to bring him back to the club and I'm delighted that everything has gone through so smoothly," he said.
"We needed to add an out and out goal scorer to take advantage of the opportunities that we've been creating in recent matches and Andy certainly fits the bill in that regard. The fact that he was an integral part of the team for so many years until comparatively recently is an added bonus as he knows the club really well and had such a special bond with the fans. His presence in the dressing room will also be hugely beneficial to the younger players in the squad who can only benefit from his experience and knowledge of the game."
"Andy's total commitment, professionalism and will to win are qualities which will stand us in good stead as we aim to capitalise on the progress we have made in recent matches an we will be looking to underline that with further additions to the squad before the transfer window closes."
Jacko was equally thrilled to be returning to Glebe Park and said it was a 'no brainer' when the proposed move was first suggested to him.
"I had seven very happy years at Brechin City where everyone at the Club looked after me so well and I enjoyed such a warm relationship with the supporters so it just took me a couple of minutes to say yes when the chance to return was first mooted to me and I'm just over the moon to be 'returning home' he said.
"I've watched a few videos of Brechin City matches this season and I've been impressed with the chances the team have been creating but they've just lacked that wee rub of the green in front of goal so hopefully I can help out in that respect.
"As everyone knows, I suffered quite a bad head knock when I was playing for Forfar against Montrose earlier in the season and was out of action for a number of weeks. Up until that point I was playing regularly but since that injury it's been a long road back to recovery but I was delighted to start in the team again last Saturday against Montrose and played for seventy minutes and I was really pleased with the way I performed. I feel my fitness levels are excellent and I just want to concentrate now on playing regularly every week and getting back that wee bit of sharpness that only regular match practice can bring."
"I can't wait to get started against Stenhousemuir tomorrow and wouldn't it be fantastic if I can get on the scoresheet and help the team move off the bottom of the table for the first time this season with a win."