Montrose v Dundee United
William Hill Scottish Cup
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Saturday 19th January 2019
Kick Off: 3.00pm
League 1 Table 2018/19
Left sided defender who can also play in a central role, Andrew joined Montrose in July from Forfar Athletic after a successful loan spell at Links Park at the end of season 2014/15. The twenty year old Scone based player moved to Station Park last close season, after being released by St. Johnstone. However his first team opportunities where limited with two fairly lengthy spells out injured having not helped his cause. Andrew had a month on loan prior to Christmas 2014 at Downfield Juniors, before returning to the Athies ranks.
Ewan MoyesEwan Moyes. Centre half Moyes is the former Brechin City captain.
Talking with Ewan Moyes - March 2015
Ewan Moyes was one of the two players that joined the club from East Fife in the January transfer window – the other was striker Ross Campbell. The defender is delighted to have signed with the Gable Endies.
He said: “ I spent three years with Brechin as captain, before moving to East Fife. The gaffer [Gary Naysmith] wanted to bring in new players, so he told me my game time would be limited. I wanted to keep playing. Montrose had already shown an interest in signing me at the start of the season, so I was happy to join.”
Moyes has been impressed with the new manager Paul Hegarty and his teammates since making the move to Links Park. He said: “ The new manager is experienced, he’s got a great passion for the game, he loves coaching and he loves everything about the game.
“The club is a well-run club, they look after us, and we just want to pay dividends on the pitch. In terms of the playing squad, there are some good players in there; we know that we are underperforming. We just want to get back into form and into the right frame of mind to take on the challenge of trying to stay up.”
Moyes, who has made four starts since his move – including a debut 2-1 victory against Annan, hasn’t been selected since picking up a red card in the opening minutes of the 4-0 away defeat at the hands of Elgin.
“I got a two-game suspension, but I was back on Saturday. The manager said he wanted to keep the same team because we had won 3-0 against Arbroath the previous week. I was a bit disappointed, but I understand that because we won 3-0 that the manager wanted to keep the same eleven to try and build some momentum.”
Moyes continued: “I am hoping to get back in the side this weekend and show the fans some more of what I can do.”
The recent loss to Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill was a disappointing one, and it left the defender lamenting the need for consistency. “ It was a disappointing result, especially after the 3-0 win the previous week,” said Moyes.
He added: “ The new manager still has a few players to have a look at, he’s got to see everyone playing.
I still think we have a good group of players in the dressing room and need to find the right balance. But, it is definitely disappointing that we cannot get a few wins under our belt to help us get out of trouble.”
With the team in a precarious position – currently rock bottom of the League Two table, Moyes is in upbeat mood about the team’s chances of avoiding 10th place and escaping two further games at the end of the season in the play-off.
The 24-year-old said: “ I’m definitely confident and positive that we can avoid the play-off. There is a great atmosphere in the changing room, and the manager is as keen as anyone to avoid it.
“Every game we go into is a cup final for us. The players are ready for the challenge, and we just want to get ourselves going and get the situation turned around.”
Despite being only contracted until the summer, Moyes made it no secret that he would like to prolong his stay at Links Park.” The club is excellent. I think it’s well run and there is good people around the club. It should be a club that’s looking to push on and challenge to get into League One.
I know it’s disappointing what’s happened in the early part of the season, but we are still hungry to turn this around. And we will be ready for the play-offs, if it gets to that stage. The main objective is to obviously stay in the division automatically.”
By Jamie Currie
Greg has joined Montrose on loan from Brechin City until the end of the season.
Greg made 15 appearances for the Glebe Park side.
Greg's main strength is his great vision and the ability to make telling passes from the centre of midfield and Montrose fans will be hoping that he can bring those assets to the fore in the rest of the season.
26 year old Greg started his career as a youth at Dundee United going onto to make 25 appearances in the first team before leaving in May 2010.
Whilst at Tannadice Greg had loan spells with Partick Thistle, St Johnstone and Raith Rovers.
This season Dundee based Greg has been in and out of things at Glebe Park and has most recently been on the bench for Ray McKinnon’s men.