i wouldn’t rule out a mo’ return

Jordan Millar proved to be a safe pair of hands for Mo.
Jordan Millar proved to be a safe pair of hands for Mo.

Jordan Millar left a lasting impression on Montrose FC - and it would appear the feelings between both parties are mutual.

The ‘keeper spent the season on loan at Mo from parent club St Johnstone and was a stand out for Paul Hegarty’s side as they improved on the campaign previous.

He picked up end of the season supporters player of the year awards as the Links Park faithful took the teenager to their hearts.

But the season didn’t end on a high for the goalie, with St Johnstone choosing to let him go.

Millar said: “Unfortunately I got released by St Johnstone.

“They spoke with me and said they didn’t have it in their budget to have four first team goalkeepers there and it would be best for me to go elsewhere and play.

“I’m looking for a full-time club but there’s nothing certain at the moment.

“If I can’t get a full time team then I’d love to go back up to Montrose to play.”

There was no repeat of Mo’s agonising play-off drama of last season as Paul Hegarty’s side retained their place in League Two with ease.

At various points in the campaign it appeared things could get even better for Hegarty’s side and force themselves into the promotion play-off mix.

That wasn’t to be, and Millar reckons it’s not too difficult to figure out why.

“We started off the season really well until we got to December when we got injuries to some key players,” said the ‘keeper.

“It was important then that we didn’t fall further down the table and find ourselves down to where East Stirling were.

“Credit to the boys because overall that didn’t really look like ever happening despite us missing some big players like Andy Steeves who was a huge loss.”

Overall, whether he returns to Montrose or not, Millar reckons it was a year well spent at Links Park.

“It was a really good experience for me,” he said.

“Playing in development games is great but being out playing first team football in front of supporters did me the world of good.”