New Brechin City player David Weatherston hopes to get back to match fitness so he can be an asset for his old pal Darren Dods.
The 28-year-old forward played alongside his new boss for two years at Falkirk from 2011-2013.
Weatherston, who was most recently at Alloa Athletic after helping guide Stirling Albion to promotion into League One, has been plagued with terrible luck when it comes to injuries and hasn’t been able to get a pre-season of training for a few years.
But after finishing pre-season with Brechin, David hopes to get game time under his belt so he can do a job for the Glebe Park side.
“I’d been in with Brechin training for most of the summer,” says David. “I’ve played with the manager before so I knew him, and I just asked him if I could come in and train. I haven’t had a pre-season for a few years between injuries and not having a club.
“I just wanted to get a pre-season under me. I’ve felt pretty good all summer. I’m happy to get signed up and I’m looking forward to playing some games.
“The last year was a really tough year for me. I tore my calf at the end of the season before and it carried through to the next campaign. When you miss a pre-season you end up chasing. I got myself back into the team at Alloa and I got injured again with a different injury.
“It was a tough time but I feel good now, and fingers crossed I can get myself into the team and have a run of games. My fitness is where I want it to be but I just need games now because I haven’t played any. It’s not a very big squad so we need everybody fit and available. It’s important that I’m match fit as well as training fit.
“I was a striker when I was younger and I played up front for Stirling Albion when they got promoted. I’ve generally been played wide in my career as well. I can play either and I’m happy, I’m old enough to know you play where you’re told.
“We’ve got a few boys that are forward thinking. We’ve got a lot of talent and we need to use them in the right way. I’m more disciplined defensively, over my career I feel I’ve definitely improved in that sense so I can offer that.
“Dods and I had two seasons together at Falkirk. It was probably the best time of my career in terms of games played and what we achieved. He’s keen to get me up to the levels of fitness I had then.”