Broughty Athletic can officially announce that striker Stewart McConnachie has left the club and has signed for Premier League side Tayport.

36yr old Stewart, better known to everyone as Tweedy, made his intentions to leave known a couple of weeks ago when he handed in a transfer request and the club started to make the move happen. Several local clubs expressed their interest in him, with two making bids, but Stewart set his sights on Tayport who are managed by former Fed assistant manager Charlie King. Once he arrives to train with his new teammates, two won’t be strangers to him, as both Fed players Ryan Suttie and Dayle Robertson are there already on loan until the end of the season.

Stewart joined the Fed in the summer of 2015 from local side Dundee Violet and also had long spells at Lochee United and Forfar West End during his 20-year junior career. But with recent signings, this season, permanent and loan signings, Stewart’s playing time has unfortunately been limited recently and a mutual agreement between the player and BAJFC manager Jamie McCunnie has brought this mutual outcome.

Tayport are gaining an absolute gentleman in the game, who has been there and done that, from winning domestic cup medals to league titles, throughout his time in junior football. Stewart is totally committed and gives his all when called upon, he plays for the team rather than any personal gains, something that players in the game, recent and future, should and could learn from, a proper old-school character and everyone at Broughty Athletic JFC wish him all the very best in his new adventure…