SPORTS Therapist "in training", Andy Murray, has joined the St Duthus backroom team for the 2018-19 season. For the campaign ahead, he will assist regular club Physio Ian Christie, who recently completed a Scottish FA and AoFA approved first aid course.
A former player with Inverness Thistle, Fearn Thistle, Invergordon and Tain Thistle, Andy retired from the senior game in 2010 and after a spell away from football he began studying Sports Therapy. Now he sees a role with the Saints, attending matchdays and training, as the experience he needs to take his study further as he continues on the road to full qualification.
"As part of my study I need a number of guinea pigs for the practical element of my study, allowing me to work with minor issues such as sore or stiff muscles, as I am still a year away from fully qualifying. Working with St Duthus FC will be a great way for me to continue my training while also being able to join a club who have plenty of ambition. I can see the club continuing to grow over the next few years and it will be great to be a part of that while I develop my own skills."
By the end of his training, Andy will be able to work on injuries to soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) by using sports massage and rehab programs to aid faster recovery from injury.