An update from our Captain, Grant Thomson

Last season was a rollercoaster ride and unfortunately it didn’t end how we wanted. We had some great highs with the new management coming in, the committee making various club and ground improvements and we played in our first ever Scottish Cup games. However, with all that progress the lows of our Scottish Cup exit and relegation were hard to take and on a personal note I can only apologise for that.

Nevertheless, the club as a whole are not defeated by this and we are all very positive looking forward. We have my testimonial and some exciting friendlies coming up to get us back ready for this season and with the new signings being announced, the management and players are raring to go.

Last season was my 10th season since joining the club in the 2008/2009 season which seems like a lifetime ago. The club has come on leaps and bounds, on and off the park, and I have met some staff and players that are the reason why I am still here now. Dunbar United is my club. To become Club Captain last season was an exceptional feeling and a very proud moment for myself.

I am very grateful for Kevin to give me this opportunity. To be captain of the club I have played for all my life is something that I will always look back on as being the proudest moment of my career.

Raith Rovers are my opponents in my testimonial tomorrow afternoon. They are a club that mean a lot to me.  My dad and grandad still stay in Kirkcaldy so it’s a very proud moment and a game I never dreamt of ever happening. I will have my family and friends at the game, and I will have my son and niece as mascots, so I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate my 10 years at Dunbar United.  What a day!

Looking ahead to this season I am confident we can bounce back from last season, and I am delighted that pre-season training is already underway!

We had exceptional support last season and I I hope all the “Seasiders” will stick by us and keep supporting us, it’s something that the players appreciate a lot and the support has not gone unnoticed with some very big crowds last season.

I feel in my 10 years at the club this is the closest our team has been to the community, and I hope this can progress even more.

Thanks for supporting me and being the best club.