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Turriff Thistle captain moves to coaching role


By Kyle Ritchie

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Turriff Thistle have announced that club captain Ryan Morrison is to step back from full-time playing.

Morrison has led the club for more than a decade after making his debut in September 2011.

He will remain with the team in a coaching role and will return to the pitch when needed.

Turriff Thistle captain Ryan Morrison has step backed from full-time playing and has taken on a coaching role. Picture: David Porter
Turriff Thistle captain Ryan Morrison has step backed from full-time playing and has taken on a coaching role. Picture: David Porter

Fellow club stalwart Mike McCombie has been named as the new captain.

A club spokesman said online: "Ryan commanded the respect and admiration of all who played alongside him throughout these years leading the Jags to the Division 2 North title and lifting the Castle Rovers Cup in Thistle's league and cup double winning 2017-2018 season.

"His contribution and loyalty to Turriff Thistle has surely made him a strong candidate for induction into the Thistle Hall of Fame which is planned to be introduced at the end of this season.

"The club are, however, very happy that Ryan has chosen to remain with the Jags in a coaching role and his knowledge, passion and commitment will definitely be of great benefit to the entire squad.

"In addition, Thistle are proud to announce that the role of club captain will now be taken over by Mike McCombie, another first team stalwart, who is also greatly respected by the players, management and committee alike.

"Everyone connected with the club wish both players the very best of luck in their new positions."


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