On Sunday against Falkirk Mallards, if selected, Gary Duncan will make his 100th appearance for the Club and will become the 39th player to reach this milestone in an ever increasing list.
Gary made his debut against a team of St.Johnstone Legends in Perth in September 2012 after coming along to watch for a few games before this to get acclimatised to the team.
Since his debut Gary has only missed four games in a great show of reliability which has become his watchword in the middle of the park.
Often described as a “terrier” in midfield this is a bit of a misnomer as I’ve seen dogs in the park actually head a ball to great effect, unlike Gary.
Gary’s heading ability is such that he tends to mark the biggest player in the opposition to make it look like he was unlucky to get beaten in the air, a nice idea.
Not sure why he looks scared of heading the ball but I suppose the lack of hair cover might be a reason.
Always a player who looks so much better without the ball, Gary has filled in at full back as well but doesn’t score many goals (12 in total) but his favourite one was at the end of last season, a volley, against Scottish Power which helped start our comeback from 0-3 down to 4-3 up.
Like the majority that were on the trip, Tain is one of his highlights despite the unfortunate fate that befell his beloved Suzy the Sheep.
Playing in Germany was very special as well as the three games we have had to remember Martin Kelly.
Normally one of the first names on the team sheet Gary will lead the team out on Sunday as he reaches a well-deserved milestone.