Club News

Liam delighted with swift return

Fri 27 Jan 2017

From St Johnstone to Peterhead, back to St Johnstone and then a return to Peterhead.

It has all been a bit of a whirlwind for Liam Gordon.

The young centre back was loaned out to the Blue Toon earlier this month, but his parent club this week tried to take him back as defensive cover.

However, after learning they were not permitted to recall the player within 28 days, the Perth Saints have decided Gordon should, in fact, stay put at Balmoor until the remainder of the campaign, as was initially planned.

Liam, who turned 21 yesterday, is happy the situation has been resolved.

He said: "I could not believe it when I heard."

"Jim McInally broke the news to me this afternoon and I was delighted because the loan should benefit me in the long run."

"Had I gone back to St Johnstone, I would only be sitting on the bench whereas at Peterhead, I will hopefully get games under my belt in the second half of the season."

"This is the best scenario, although when I was initally told I would have to go back to St Johnstone, I just accepted it." 

"Yes, I was gutted, I am not going to lie, but they are my parent club after all so you have to do as you are told."

A recurrence of a calf injury will delay his Peterhead debut for the time being but the youngster hopes to be involved soon.

He will definitely sit out tomorrow's visit of Queen's Park but is not ruling out being fit for the trip to Airdrie next weekend.

Liam added: "I had a setback recently but I am back running again and I am feeling good at the moment."

"I would not right off the Airdrie game but if I do not make that, then I should be available soon after."

"That is the plan anyway."


By Glenn Moir