New boss Lawson wants to lift silverware to repay Formartine United chairman Cadger

New Formartine United player-manager Paul Lawson wants to repay the faith of chairman Atholl Cadger by winning trophies.

Lawson has been appointed as Kris Hunter’s replacement with Aberdeen legend Russell Anderson joining him at North Lodge Park as assistant boss.

The pair have penned two-year contracts and Lawson, who will take over on Saturday and watched his team beat Lossiemouth 6-1 last night, is intent on winning silverware.

He said: “We want to win trophies. The chairman has put a lot of effort into building the club and you want to repay him. He wants trophies, he’s desperate for trophies so that is the immediate aim and we’ll see where it takes us.

“I know we have a good group of lads in the changing room but we need to turn them into winners and win as a club. We need to install that winning mentality and get up there challenging.

“Management wasn’t something I’d thought about, but the chairman spoke to me and it was probably an offer I couldn’t turn down.

“I know the talent we have in the changing room and we have a number of boys coming back from injury.

“Getting Russell on board was a massive thing for me, I was waiting on his decision before I accepted.

“If he wasn’t as keen, it wasn’t something I was willing to do because I want to keep playing. I need somebody on the sidelines that I can trust and I know I can do that with him.”

Graeme Rodger, Archie Macphee (two), Liam Burnett, Scott Barbour and Max Berton got the goals for United while Scott Dunn netted for Lossie.