TALKING WITH PAUL WATSON
It’s been a happy few weeks for Mo skipper Paul Watson – he recently became a father for the second time as his partner gave birth to their second child, Nola.
He said: “My partner was in for a check-up and her blood pressure was a bit high, so they sent her to the hospital and within a few hours we had a wee girl, Nola.
“So it was a good week, especially with the win away at Annan, which was good for us.”
It’s been mixed bag in terms of results recently for Mo as they now sit in 9th position – just two points ahead of Edinburgh City. Watson believes the side have been playing well, but shared his frustrations at not picking up more points over the last three matches.
“Against Edinburgh City we played very well. I thought there was only one team in the game, and unfortunately they got their penalty and held on, but I felt we were the better side, even though we didn’t create many clear-cut chances.
“Against Annan it was good to be back in the team. I was out the team for a good few weeks there, so it was great to get back in there. It was a big three points, especially in those conditions and especially after going 2-0 up and letting them back into the game, but thankfully we got the late winner. Unfortunately we couldn’t take that into Cowdenbeath last Saturday.”
The skipper feels like his injury problems that plagued him last season are well behind him and he’s looking to kick on for the remainder of the season, and he hopes to be able to produce a level of performance that he is happy with going forward.
“From the end of pre-season, the niggles had gone. It was all about getting games, which I got. But I dropped out the team so it’s just a matter of producing a level of performance that will keep me in the team. But fitness-wise there are no issues.”
Mo have Angus rivals Forfar visiting Links Park tomorrow and Watson believes there is no reason why his side cannot repeat the 3-1 scoreline from last month at Station Park.
He said: “They didn’t start the season so well, but they have won their last two, so it will be a tough game. I think we are able to beat them at home, especially as we beat them 3-1 away. From what I saw that day, I think we have nothing to fear and can pick up the three points. But they do have some very good players, so it should be a good game.”
Catch the full and exclusive interview in tomorrow's Matchday Programme