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Silverware is on the agenda for new Forres Mechanics signing Paul Brindle


By Jonathan Clark

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William Hill Scottish Cup - Brora Rangers v Geenock Morton ..Brora's Paul Brindle gets away from Morton's Aidan Nesbitt...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..
William Hill Scottish Cup - Brora Rangers v Geenock Morton ..Brora's Paul Brindle gets away from Morton's Aidan Nesbitt...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..

NEW Forres Mechanics signing Paul Brindle hopes he can bring goals to Mosset Park this season as he aims to help the club win a trophy.

The 28-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Cans on Tuesday after leaving Brora Rangers.

And, despite having two Highland League titles and one golden boot to his name already, he is not coming to Mechanics to wind down.

Quite the opposite in fact, with Brindle hoping to score more frequently than he did at Brora – and help Mechanics win one of the cups.

He said: “First and foremost, I’m hoping to bring goals.

“I started out as a striker, but I’ve been playing out wide recently.

“I’ve still contributed goals from out there, but I’m hoping to get back to scoring more regularly.

“I’m getting on a bit, but I’m still pretty quick and I like to take people on and score. Hopefully the Forres fans will get back to see that.

“I’ve had a lot of success recently and I’m not coming here just to play and win the odd game. We want to push for more success.

“Top six is definitely an aim, along with the cups.

“It will be difficult to compete with Brora and Fraserburgh in the league, but a nice run in the Scottish Cup, and winning another cup, would be good.”

North of Scotland Cup Final, Grant Street Park, Inverness..Brora 2 v Lossiemouth 0..Harry Noble cuts off Brora striker Paul Brindle...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..
North of Scotland Cup Final, Grant Street Park, Inverness..Brora 2 v Lossiemouth 0..Harry Noble cuts off Brora striker Paul Brindle...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..

Despite his obvious hunger for success, Brindle said a big part of the reason he joined Mechanics was due to the club’s family vibe.

He has only heard good things from players, both past and present.

“I know boys who played with Mechanics 10 or 15 years ago and they all say the same thing – that it’s a great club and I’ll enjoy it,” he said.

“There aren’t many clubs that everyone has good things to say about.

“Sometimes it’s just football, but I was told that this is like a family.

“I met with Charlie (Rowley, manager), who ran me through the set up and told me how valued I’d be.

“I’m good pals with Martin Groat (Forres midfielder) too and he had lots of good things to say about the club.

“I’m really looking forward to getting going.”

Brindle will meet his new team-mates at training on Tuesday, ahead of the Highland League start on July 24.


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