Eric Watson believes he has made the right choice by opting to join
The 37-year-old, who spent 12 years at Cove Rangers before joining Locos on a one-year deal earlier this week, turned down several offers from other Highland League sides and junior sides.
Watson knows Harlaw Park well, having spent three years playing regularly at the ground when Cove were homeless while Balmoral Stadium was being constructed.
He said: “I spoke to two or three clubs but I chose Locos after speaking to Jonny Smith and Ryan Stott, who I know well from their time at Cove, and the Locos goalkeeper Andy Reid, who I also know well.
“Cove got to use Harlaw Park for three seasons when we had to leave Allan Park and I got to know a few of the people in and around the club, including the groundsman Arthur and his wife.
“It just seemed like a really nice club.
“I also spoke to skipper Neil McLean and coach Andy Low, as well as chairman Mike Macaulay and his vice-chairman, Graeme Hay, and after considering my options decided that Inverurie would be the one to go for.”
Watson, who lives in Laurencekirk, said: “I’ve known that I was going to be moving on for quite some time.
“I’m glad that it’s all sorted and I’m just looking forward to getting going again after a wee break.
“I’m also looking forward to meeting up with my new Locos team-mates and hopefully using my experience to help bring on some of the younger lads.
“There are a lot of really good young players at the club and more to come through the ranks.
“All they are lacking is a wee bit of experience so hopefully I can help them progress and help push them in the right direction.”