Scott Laird Named Weston-super-Mare Player/Assistant Manager
 
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Scott Laird Named Weston-super-Mare Player/Assistant Manager
 
Scott Laird Named Weston-super-Mare Player/Assistant Manager

Scott Laird Named Weston-super-Mare Player/Assistant Manager

Saturday, June 15, 2019 Saturday, 15 June 2019  
Former (on-loan) Walsall defender Scott Laird has been unveiled as new player/assistant manager of Vanarama National League South side Weston-super-Mare.
31-year-old Laird, who made thirty-nine appearances over two loan spells at Banks's Stadium, has decided to make the move into coaching at a fairly young age as he begins to look ahead to his life after his playing days have come to an end.

Taunton-born Laird, who has had two fairly unsuccessful seasons with Forest Green Rovers, has penned a three-year deal with the Woodspring Stadium side and will link up with his new colleagues in August, putting him in line with the rest of the contracted players and staff.

Scott, who be assisting Scott Bartlett in attempting to take Weston to the National League, spoke to club journalists and welcomed the opportunity to return to Somerset and begin the next chapter of his career.

Lairdy said; "This is a great opportunity for me, one to work with Scott, who I have got to know well at FGR while I was a player. He allowed me to work with him within the youth team set up which was a good grounding.

"We have a great relationship and football understanding and I can’t wait to start. This club has a lot to offer, it’s plan for the future and the potential is the biggest selling point.

"It’s now down to us to work within sensible budget constraints, to test ourselves in lots of ways and fulfil the potential this club has by working our way up the pyramid taking it one game at a time.

"The supporters, owners, management staff are all aiming for the same thing and with the squad of players, we are assembling I’m very excited to get going. I could have stayed in the football league and had offers to do so but this is an exciting opportunity."

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