Montrose boss Paul Hegarty has spoken of his delight after St Johnstone youngster Aaron Comrie’s loan was extended until the end of the season.
The 18-year-old full-back joined the Gable Endies last month but despite playing well had not tasted victory until Saturday when Montrose came from two goals down to East Stirlingshire to win 3-2.
Comrie netted what proved to be the winner six minutes before time and Hegarty admitted it was fitting that he did so.
The manager said: “The lads played really well in the first-half and it was an injustice that we found ourselves two goals down.
“We said that to them at half-time and told them that if we could get one back, it would put them under pressure.
“We did and when we scored the equaliser, there was only going to be one winner.
“The players’ attitude, application and desire to get that three points was first-class.
“The victory was the most important thing but the collective team performance was very pleasing.
“I was also delighted for young Aaron scoring the winner.
“He has been with us for a month and had been playing really well for us but until Saturday, he had not won a game with us.
“So I felt it was really fitting that he netted the winner.
“I asked him if he would play in midfield on Saturday. Aaron said he would give it a bash and he was rewarded with his first goal in senior football.
“We have to thank St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright and (youth coach) Alec Cleland for letting him come to Montrose and we are delighted that his emergency loan has now been extended to the end of the season.”
Meanwhile, Montrose are set to hold their first Nostalgia Day at the game against Clyde on January 23.
Fans will get the chance to enjoy an informal buffet lunch with a number of former players including Les Barr, Dennis D’Arcy, Brian Third, Martin Allan, Hugh Davidson, Kevin Tindal and making a special trip all the way from Holland is legend Ivo Den Bieman.
Montrose chairman Derek Sim said, “It will be great welcoming all our former players back to Links Park and I hope all the fans who are joining us in hospitality will have a great day mingling and chatting to their heroes from the past. We have had a lot of interest so far but limited spaces still remain.”