- Published: Monday, 31 May 2021 17:40
MONTROSE FC MATCH PROGRAMME EDITORA great story in today’s Courier about our Director and Programme Editor Andrew Stephen.
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After a long 7 months Montrose will be back playing this Sunday at Links Park in a friendly match against St Johnstone!
Unfortunately we are still not allowed any spectators but the game can be viewed by clicking on the following link https://montrosefc.univtec.com
Montrose FC have agreed terms with Partick Thistle for the return of Blair Lyons on a season long loan until the summer of 2022
The talented youngster first arrived at Links Park in the summer of 2019 from Lowland League side University of Stirling, adapting naturally to the step up to League 1 with 7 goals in his first 27 appearances.
His impact and ability understandably drew widespread attention in the January transfer window of 2020, and a substantial deal was struck with the then Championship side Partick Thistle, that included an immediate loan back for the reminder of the 2019/20 campaign.
Blair went on to take his goal tally to 10 and his appearances to 32, lifting both the Clubs Young Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer awards, before the pandemic drew the season to an abrupt halt, sending him back to Firhill for what was to play out as an unprecedented summer, ending in relegation for the Jags.
The shortened and stop start nature of the season just past proved difficult for the 24 year old to establish himself within Ian McCall’s plans and with Thistle heading back to the Championship, a loan move seemed the perfect move for his ongoing development.
Manager Stewart Petrie said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Blair back for the coming season. He was so influential in our top four finish in 2019/20 and I am sure he can have a similar impact again.”
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