The coach was as good as his word.
Young Bobby Williamson joined Bruno Anulo at the pre-match press conference this morning, following his arrival last Monday. There was little time for introduction before the midweek opener in the Copa España, in which he played the full 90 minutes of a facile 7-0 victory. Have his feet touched the ground yet? “Aye, it’s been a busy few days but I’m looking forward to improving as a player here. The management were very clear in their plans for the future, with me as an integral part of that so, what can I say, I’m delighted to be here. It seems that I’m the first Scot at the club so, yeah, bring it on!”
The coach went into a little more detail. “I think it’s only fair to pay tribute to both Luís Perfeito & Víctor Gareca. The two lads were brilliant servants between the posts for us but we need to plan for the future. And Bobby is part of the future.” But does the lack of a back-up keeper not worry him? “We are playing with fire a little bit but the boy Llátzer Deig, we feel, fits the bill as back-up keeper. The Youth Academy coach knows this & is prioritising his training so hopefully it won’t be long ’til he’s ready for the step up.”
The challenge today is likely to prove a smidgeon more difficult then the cup opener though, as Campillo de deleitosa pay a visit to Bull Meadows Arena.
“We know what to expect from deleitosa but that’s not to say we’re about to underestimate them. We’ve turned Bull Meadows into a fortress & we’d hope to keep it that way. We’ve a clean bill of health so let’s try & get ourselves off to a solid start. The sun is shining so I’d urge all Metro fans to join us this afternoon to kick off what we’re hoping will be a successful season.”
Amen to that. Go Metros!