GARETH RODGER RELISHES NEW ROLE
GALA Fairydean Rovers are delighted to announce that Gareth Rodger will be the new captain of the club for season 2021/22. Since joining us 18 months ago, Gareth, 27, has proved to be an outstanding signing for the club. Formerly of St Johnstone, Forfar Athletic, Edinburgh City and Stirling Albion, Gareth has been a commanding defender for GFR and deadly at set pieces as he proved when he headed home the equaliser against Annan Athletic in our Scottish Cup tie in December.
New club captain mentioned, "First of all I'd like to wish Danny Galbraith all the best for his next move on behalf of the lads and personally thank him for making welcome since I've joined GFR."
"For me it's a huge privilege to be given the opportunity to captain the club moving forward. It goes without saying how many good people are involved at the club who have put in countless hours of voluntary work, especially over the last year during COVID. I will do my best to help the team get the results on the pitch to do them proud and ultimately try to help continue the progress the Gaffer and the boys have made in the last couple of seasons."
"We hope to see everyone again soon at Netherdale."
Manager Neil Hastings said, "Gareth is someone I have known for a number of years."
"I know how professional and dedicated he is and since joining the club he has been excellent both on and off the park."
"He is a real leader, is someone who will drive home the standards we demand at the club , and he is also very well respected within the group."
"I'm delighted that he has accepted the role."
Chairman Ryan Cass added, "Since Gareth has arrived he has been outstanding. He like GFR believes in playing football the right way and bought into our philosophy from day 1."
"Knowing Gareth he'll relish the captaincy role and the players will support him in every way."