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Former Blue Toon defender recommended Liam's loan

Tue 10 Jan 2017

Liam Gordon was sold on a loan move to Peterhead after a glowing report from his St Johnstone team-mate Ally Gilchrist.

The 20 year old centre back is hoping to make his Blue Toon debut against Alloa this weekend after a niggling calf injury.

Gordon recently signed until the end of the current campaign after seeking advice from Gilchrist, who enjoyed a successful stint at Balmoor last season.

Gordon said: "Ally was always talking about how good a club it was and how well they look after you."

"When I heard there was interest from Peterhead, I spoke to Ally and he told me to definitely go for it."

"He spoke about how good a set up it was, travevlling up for home games the night before and getting the chance to play on a regular basis."

The big defender is confident he will settle in quickly, having previously adapted to loan spells at Elgin and Arbroath.

There is also a familiar face in the dressing room for Gordon, his McDiarmid Park clubmate Aaron Comrie, who has also signed for the remainder of the season.

Gordon continued: "I am looking forward to getting games under my belt, which is what I need."

"There is no real point in me sitting on the bench at St Johnstone when I could be playing and learning with Peterhead."

"It is good that Aaron is here as well so that will make it easier getting to know all the boys."

"It would not bother me if I did not know anyone because I have done it before, walking into unfamiliar dressing rooms, when I just 18 or 19."

"It gets you out of your comfort zone and gives you a new experience so I just cannot wait to get started."

Gordon's sole outing for St Johnstone this season was a League Cup quarter final tie against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

The Perth-based youngster acquitted himself well in a match, which was decided by Adam Rooney's stoppage time header.

Gordon added: "I felt I did fine in that cup game and it was a good experience coming up against the likes of Rooney."

"The rest of the season, I have just been playing against boys my own age in the Development League."

"Going out on loan and testing myself against big bruisers will only be good for me and make me improve."

"Being a defender, I am expecting to face different types of strikers with different qualities so this is a good move for me."

By Glenn Moir