Broughty Athletic JFC can officially announce that goalkeeper Iain Ross has left the club and signed for Scottish League Division Two side, Elgin City.
BAJFC became aware of Elgin City’s interest in Iain when they made contact just before Christmas Day and made their intentions known that they were very interested in taking Iain up north to Moray. Given that Iain has only six months left on his current Fed contract and he was very eager to make the move north, the transfer was agreed by both sides and the deal was completed.
Iain, better known in the Junior world as Dodgy, signed for the Fed back in October 2013 and helped guide the side into the Super League following their two-game aggregate playoff win over Armadale Thistle in June 2015 and was part of the side that won the GA Engineering Cup in May 2017 and also swooped the clubs Player of the Year award at the end of the season (picture below). Throughout his career, Iain has won every domestic medal and cup in the Junior scene, with the only the Scottish Junior Cup eluding him. He also was also a Scottish Junior Internationalist, gaining four caps for Scotland between 2005 and 2010.
Iain has previously played for a senior side, having signed for East Fife back in the summer of 2006 before returning to Junior football a year later. Iain had this to say to our BAJFC Admin Team on his transfer to Elgin City…
“I’m delighted to be given the chance to sign for Elgin City after their manager Gavin Price came in for me. It’s a chance to have another crack at the seniors as I’m not getting any younger. I’ve had a great time at Broughty Athletic, it’s been a rollercoaster, gaining promotion to the Super League in 2015 the way we did and winning the GA Cup convincingly at Tannadice Park last season.
I’d like to thank the club’s owner, Gordon Deuchars, for all his hard work and efforts he puts into the club and also the hard-working committee behind the scenes who help with the day to day running of the club, all their efforts are and were muchly appreciated by myself. I’d like also to wish all the players and everyone else connected at the club the very best for the remainder of the season and the future…”
Iain made his debut for his new side as a trialist on the 2nd January but his new side went down 7-0 away to Peterhead, with Iain being stretchered off after an hour, with the scoreline at just 2-0, with a groin injury. Everyone at the club wishes Iain all the very best in his move up north to Elgin City and thank him very much for his efforts, professionalism and time at BAJFC…