Forres Mechanics forward Scott Moore is hoping to end off his testimonial season in style.
The long-serving 35-year-old local plumber was part of the Can-Cans’ side that lifted the Highland League Cup and the North of Scotland Cup double in 2010.
But he eclipsed that achievement two seasons later as part of the all-conquering Forres Mechanics side that took the league title.
Can-Cans’ manager, Charlie Rowley, paid warm tribute to his player after a decade of loyal service, when he said: “Like a lot of our previous players who have gone on to receive a testimonial season Scotty Moore has been a credit to both himself and this club.
“The way he has conducted himself, both on and off the pitch for us has been exemplary, and I’ve been very pleased to have had the pleasure of working so closely with him over many years.
“Scotty thoroughly deserved this testimonial for all his efforts and to be honest I don’t have a bad word to say about him and he’s been a really positive influence in the dressing room in the way he has conducted himself over the years, and the way he has performed on the pitch.
“He started 28 games in the season that has just finished, for a 35-year-old that is quite an achievement and he has made a real impact.
“We have left the door open for him in terms of next season but hopefully he will stay on and help us in terms of pushing on again next year.”
Moore’s testimonial season kicked off in style with a match against long-time rival Elgin City at Mosset Park last July, the game ending in an honourable 2-2 draw.
Last month, also at Mosset Park, Moore’s testimonial committee organised a 5-a-side competition and at Forres Golf Club this Saturday teams of four will compete in a ‘Texas scramble’.
Rounding off what will hopefully be a bumper testimonial year is a celebration dinner on June 22, also at Forres Golf Club, featuring one of Scotland’s top after-dinner speakers, former Motherwell winger, John Gahagan, and hypnotist Ken Maybury.