Martin Boyle (Forward)
Martin has returned to Montrose on loan from Premier League Dundee until the end of the season after leaving the club in August to move to Dens Park for an undisclosed fee. 19 year old Martin had a memorable first full season at Montrose last season finding the net 22 times in the league to pick the Scottish Football League Gingerboot award for finishing the top goalscorer in all three leagues. He played started all 41 matches Montrose played during the season and capped his final appearance of the season scoring a hat trick in a 5 – 0 win over Clyde. He then Martin went on to pick up six end of season his trophy hall included – Fans Favourite, Junior Fans Favourite, Top goalscorer, Players Player of the Year, Ever present player and finally the Stan Thornton Memorial trophy.
A Scottish Schoolboy internationalist Martin made his debut for Montrose as a substitute at Easter Road against Hibernian in January 2009 whilst aged only 16. In season 2009/10 he played for Scotland Schoolboys against Republic of Ireland, Wales, Ireland and England. Scoring the Scotland goal in the 4 – 1 defeat against England at Carlisle in a match televised by Sky. He once scored six times in an Under 19 fixture against Airdrie United in 2010. He has a great turn of pace and skill and is deadly in the penalty box. Signed a professional contract in August 2010 and scored his first goal for the first team in a 8 – 1 victory over Clyde in September 2010. Since his return in January he has scored six times, including four in the 5 – 1 victory over Annan Athletic in late February.
Interview With Martin Boyle - February 2013
LAST year's Ginger Boot winner, Martin Boyle, is delighted to be back on loan at his former club.
The 19-year-old, who signed for Dundee FC in the summer, will be at Montrose until the end of the season.
Boyle said: “Obviously it's great to be back at Montrose and to be in the play-off spots.
“I knew the club would have done well this season but I didn't think it would have been that good.
“Stuart's done a great job this season and it's a great experience to be part of it.”
Since signing for Dundee, Boyle has made a few appearences but not yet become a first team regular and he says coming back to Montrose will give him the playing time he needs just now.He said: “It's brilliant to have signed full time and I've had some brilliant experiences so far. Playing in front of a crowd of about 51,000 at Celtic Park was probably a highlight though.”
Boyle's debut back at the club fell on the second away day to Ibrox and he says he never expected that to happen while playing for Montrose. He said: “I never saw that coming this season but it's been good to play both halves of the Old Firm this season.
“But I'm happy to be back at Montrose on loan, not much has changed since I left, it's exactly the same.”
And he's also glad to be back on the scoresheet after taking two goals so far since his return to the club.
Boyle says he's impressed with how the team have done this season so far, “Everyone is making an impact this season.
“And with having a few of the lads from Dundee here on loan now it's been good. “Hopefully we can all take the experience from here and make an impact in the first team back at Dundee next season.”
But it will be changed days when Boyle returns to Dundee next season following the departure of manager Barry Smith, he said: “Obviously I'm disappointed that he's gone since he was the one that signed me
but I suppose we just have to wait for a new manager now.”