Kevin McGreskin: Forfar Farmington boss hits out at 'stay at home' SWPL 2 players
Some SWPL 2 players would rather be on their PlayStation than play SWPL 1 football, Forfar Farmington head coach Kevin McGreskin says.
Some SWPL 2 players would rather be on their PlayStation than play SWPL 1 football, Forfar Farmington head coach Kevin McGreskin has claimed.
McGreskin hit out after failing to land a number of SWPL 2 players on loan while the second tier of Scottish women’s football remains inactive due to Covid-19 restrictions.
And he pointed the finger at two unnamed clubs he said didn’t even get back to him regarding loans.
McGreskin said: “Surely if you’re offered the opportunity to play at the top tier of women’s football you would jump at that chance?
“But, what I’m finding is players would rather sit at home and do nothing.”
Forfar face Rangers on Sunday afternoon with both clubs looking to bounce back from midweek defeats; Forfar losing 2-1 at home to Spartans while Rangers went down 1-0 to Old Firm rivals Celtic.
McGreskin has lost a number of players, but has been frustrated in his attempts to strengthen his squad.
He said: “I’ve made approaches to SWPL 2 clubs about ‘Could we organise a loan system’ - where we loan a couple of their players while they weren’t training or playing so the young players can still play and develop, and play games until their season was up and running, and then the players would revert back to them.
“I thought I had productive discussions with these clubs, but they didn’t even bother getting back to me.
“One - how is that to treat young international players that are in the country, that these coaches would rather have them sitting at home doing nothing rather than training or playing?
“And, what does it say about the players themselves? They’re sitting at home playing on their PlayStation just now rather than come, and they don’t want to play in SWPL 1, - the top tier in women’s football and we’re playing on TV every week.
“I struggle to understand the mentally of people who don’t want to go where the games are. I understand loyalty but we’re in extraordinary circumstances. Surely if you’re a young player you want to go and play football?”