SAUCHIE JUNIORS midfielder Ant McTaggart said he didn't hesitate in re-signing with the Clacks club and hopes to pick up where their season ended.

The Wee County club haven't played since beating Crossgates Primrose 2-1 on December 19 last year.

After a slow start to the season, the club were finding form and results were promising.

Just as McTaggart regained his place in the team and the future was looking brighter, the league was postponed as the Covid-19 pandemic caused another lockdown.

Now, with the return of pre-season less than two weeks away, McTaggart can't wait to get going.

"It's been murder," he told Advertiser Sport. "Last time [when the 2019-20 season was ended] was bad but this time it's been even worse.

"Obviously we got back, started the season a wee bit slow then we got on a wee run, a good spell and then it got stopped again.

"This time it's been tough. You can do your own runs but it's not the same."

Due to the social distancing measures in place, Sauchie players haven't been able to train at all and so players have been forced to do their own fitness programmes to try and keep fit.

He continued: "You miss that craic with the boys; when you run yourself, it's no fun.

"You can do as much runs as you want but when it comes to games, for your sharpness you need three or four games of 90 minutes in your legs."

McTaggart's re-introduction to the team came just as Sauchie were finally hitting their stride and he believes it may have been his best spell in the jersey.

He adds: "We went on that run, I was in the team and playing well. It's probably the best I've played so it's a shame we didn't get to finish it."

McTaggart put pen to paper with the club recently and said he's absolutely buzzing to get back.

"If we can start the season the way we ended the last one we'll have a good season," he continues.

"We were doing really well, went on a good run of six or seven games. Hopefully, we can pick that up."