Hunter excited at Broch return

Kris Hunter takes charge this Saturday against Keith at Bellslea
Kris Hunter takes charge this Saturday against Keith at Bellslea

Kris Hunter, the new man in charge of Fraserburgh Football Club, has high hopes for the Highland League side.

More than a week has passed since it was announced that Hunter was taking over from Charlie Duncan at Fraserburgh Football Club. The news, that one of the league’s longest serving managers had been sacked, shocked fans.

But replacing him at the club was in fact a player he had previously managed.

Kris told the Herald that while he and his players have only had a short pre-season together, there were already positive signs.

He said: “I am really excited to be back at Fraserburgh. It hasn’t been a long pre-season for the players and I but I am really positive over their performances down in Dundee this past weekend.

Hunter takes charge on Saturday against Keith which is sure to be a great opening test as Keith finished fourth last season.

Speaking of his decision to return to the Broch, he said it was just too good an opportunity to turn down.

“I enjoyed my good footballing days here. My father played here too, I never expected it to come this really but it really is a dream come true.”

Speaking on possible transfers, Hunter remained tight-lipped but added that there were one or two players he was looking at.

His ambition and drive for Fraserburgh this season is to see them as high up the league table as possible.

“ We will try and better our league position than last year, try and get to a final and win that final. These players have the capability to beat any team on their day,” he said.

Hunter is not the only former Broch player coming back to the club as former Broch captain John Thomson is making his return as Hunter’s number two.

Both players were given their chance to play from former manager Charlie Duncan, with Thomson being Duncan’s first signing as Broch manager.

Hunter told the Herald on how Duncan’s accomplishments in football will never be matched.

He said: “Whoever took over from Charlie was in for a difficult job. It will never be surpassed again with the way football is nowadays.

“I would have preferred to take over from Charlie in different circumstances but that wasn’t my decision. I wish Charlie all the best.”