Munro hopes to form defensive partnership with best-friend Travis

Forfar’s returning loanee Andy Munro had an enjoyable first match back with the Loons on Saturday as the rock-bottom SPFL Ladbrokes League One side closed the gap on Albion Rovers.

The defender had been on loan at Clyde in the first-half of the season, but Jim Weir has brought the former Arbroath defender back to Station Park.

“I haven’t had many wins [this season], as, even at Clyde it wasn’t the most comfortable time,” explains the 25-year-old to Forfar’s YouTube channel. “It is nice to come back with a win. Trav [Michael Travis] is one of my best-friends, unfortunately, as he is very boring! I spoke to him nearly every day when I was away; I phoned him every Saturday after our games to see how all the boys were getting on.

I think the most disappointing thing at the start of the season was that we didn’t get a chance to form a partnership – we are very similar: if you tell us to bring the ball down and play, we won’t do that, but, we aren’t bad defenders…hopefully the manager will give us a chance to try and form a partnership over the coming weeks.”

Both Travis and Munro managed to combine on Saturday at the ‘other’ end of the park by contributing three of the Angus sides four goals against Brian Kerr’s side.

“My mum was meant to be coming to the match today, and I don’t think she has ever saw me score…I told her to stay in the house and enjoy her Saturday, so I am a wee bit disappointed, but, it is always nice to get a goal! My main job is to keep it out at the ‘other’ end and we conceded two [goals]; one is a great strike from outside the box but the other is us switching off after making it 3-1. When they scored, it put us under some pressure.”

Munro feels he was slightly lucky not to be shown a straight red card in the weekend encounter, however.

“The red card incident is a funny one: he [Mikey Hopkins] has won the ball, and nowadays you cannot tackle which is disappointing as 10 or 15 years ago, we would have been loving those tackles. Then, I felt I was lucky to stay on the park because myself and [Alan] Trouten were just trying to separate things. He got the red [card] and maybe I should have also? Although, I feel a booking would have been fair for the pair of us; sometimes you need a bit of a rub of the green, though.”

There are still 42 points up for grabs and Munro hasn’t resigned himself to relegation for the Loons yet.

“There are still 14 games left,” concludes Munro on FAFCTV. “There is still a lot of football to be played. Hopefully we can finish as high up the league as we can; I hope we can now stop looking downwards and start looking up, to allow us to keep the club in the division as that is our main aim, with everyone pulling together.”

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