Club News

Stuart adds more professionalism, states boss

Thu 09 Feb 2017

Stuart Hogg and athletic speed seem to go hand-in-hand.

You might be thinking about the pacey Scotland rugby international, who scored two tries in the Six Nations victory over Ireland at Murrayfield last weekend.

But his namesake is a very well-respected figure in football and has been part of Jim McInally's backroom staff at Peterhead for several months.

Hogg senior is responsible for putting the players through their paces during midweek training sessions and before kick-off on matchdays.

McInally said: "Having Stuart at the club adds more professionalism to our approach."

"Our boys spend a lot of time sitting in cars and mini-buses so having a fitness ooach ensures they are doing specialist stuff, like sprinting, on a Wednesday night before they get into the football side."

"On a Saturday, Stuart is part of the players' warm-up and it is good to have somebody of his experience there."

For many years, Hogg worked with Dundee Utd and Aberdeen while athletics enthusiasts know him as coach to some of the country's best runners.

McInally continued: "The players know who he is and where has he worked so he is a good man to have about."

"I think Stuart is 76 now but he is a terrific man for his age."

"It is just good to have him in the dug-out using his professionalism and his expertise because he is an Olympic coach so he is very good."

 

By Glenn Moir


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