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I couldn’t buy these memories – says Broch’s Dickson ahead of testimonial

Fraserburgh's Marc Dickson (middle) in action against Formartine United. Picture by Tim Allen 09/08/11

As he prepares for his testimonial tomorrow, Marc Dickson says money couldn’t buy the experiences he’s had with Fraserburgh.

The Broch stalwart, who made his debut for the club in August 2005, will line up against Peterhead at Bellslea for his testimonial.

The right-back, who can also play in midfield, has had a trophy-laden 13 years at Bellslea.

Dickson helped Fraserburgh win the Highland League Cup in 2006 in his first season with the club. It was also the first time the Broch had won the competition since 1959.

In the 2006-07 campaign the 30-year-old was in the team that won the last instalment of the Qualifying Cup (North).

During his time with the Buchan team Dickson has also won the Aberdeenshire Cup three times (2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16) and the Aberdeenshire Shield twice ( 2011-12, 2015-16).

Ahead of tomorrow’s game Dickson has been reflecting on his time with the Broch.

He said: “Ahead of the game on Saturday you are thinking about the stories and the memories. You look back on years gone by and the players you’ve played with.

“The memories are something you can’t buy. A lot of players look for money, which is up to them, each to their own.

“But personally I don’t think you could buy the experiences I’ve had and the players I’ve played with.

“To play for a club like Fraserburgh, I’ve been pretty lucky.

“The Rangers tie in the Scottish Cup last season was a big thing, particularly with the media interest in it, which was something I’d never experienced before. It was full-on, but it was good to be a part of.

“I think every cup final has been special for one reason or another.

“My first was the Highland League Cup in 2006. The Broch hadn’t won the cup for a long time and we haven’t won it since.

“We were the last ever winners of the old Qualifying Cup and I scored in that final as well.

“I’ve won the Aberdeenshire Shield twice and I scored the only goal in the final against Cove in 2016.

“I’ve won the Aberdeenshire Cup three times as well and they are all special for one reason or another because you’re in football to win medals.

“Winning trophies was all I was looking for from my career.”

Dickson is proud to be have been given a testimonial.

He added: “It’s a massive honour. When I signed back in 2005, I never thought I would be here 13 years later and starting my 14th season with the club.

“I never thought I would get a testimonial and they are pretty rare these days.

“The way football is people move clubs a lot more now, but it’s something I’m very proud of.

“I’m also grateful to Peterhead for coming to play.”