Loan Watch

Elgin City loan star Lewis Strapp scored his first senior goal as the Borough Briggs outfit recorded a 3-0 win away to Edinburgh City on Saturday.

The 17-year-old curled a fantastic right-footed shot past home goalkeeper Calum Antell to open the scoring after 20 minutes of the League Two encounter.

And Strapp, who has helped Elgin to successive victories in his two starts so far, told “It was great to score my first senior goal. When you go out on loan that’s what you want to do.

“Before I joined Elgin I looked at the results and they hadn’t been doing the best, so obviously it means a lot to the boys to get these wins and three points. Scoring a goal to do my bit feels good.”

Dunoon lad Lewis has joined Jim Weir’s side on a development loan until 4 January and explained the move has already been beneficial in ways that he hadn’t considered.

He added: “The gaffer spoke to me about going on loan and said Jim Weir, the Elgin manager, had phoned him. At first you think it’s a bad thing, I guess, that you are being put out on loan and you’re not in the plans.

“But the more you think about it, you realise it’s not really about that – it’s about getting first-team game time – and I decided to go for it.

“I train with Morton through the week and join up with Elgin for matches on a Saturday. It’s a long way to travel but it’s obviously going to be worth it.

“I’m enjoying it. The boys are first class. I’ve been at Morton since Under-12s, so I’ve never really been a new face somwhere, and going to Elgin I’ve had to introduce myself more and talk to different folk.

“So it’s been good for my development off the park as well as on it, 100 per cent. It’s good for you to be taken out of your comfort zone.”


Image: Bob Crombie