Thank you David

Our home game against Dunfermline on Saturday will be David Norman's last day with us. We would like to thank David for his contribution to the club in his short time with us from Vancouver and wish him all the very best with his career in the future. We hope he has enjoyed his time with us as much as we have enjoyed having him as part of our team.

Manager Gary Naysmith added "I'd personally like to thank David for all his effort and commitment for the club and for the important contribution that he has made in his short spell with ourselves. He is a great boy and I really hope he can return to Vancouver and push for a starting spot in their first team".

Speaking to his parent club's website, David himself said "The level has been good so far, obviously I've come over for a new challenge, to play first team football to do it at this level has been fantastic."

"The pace is very different. I'd almost describe it as being a hectic pace, played at 100 miles per hour for the full 90 minutes, which is something you don't really get in the leagues over in North America. Other than the pace, it is also very direct and physical as well."

"I've improved my speed of thought and speed of play, just with it being such a fast paced league you have to know everything that is happening before you get the ball. Defensively I think I have improved as well, learning how to read situations better and putting myself in the best position to win the ball back for the team”.

"Seeing what players such as Stephen Dobbie and Gary Harkins do day in and day out, and the pieces of information they give me have been vital."

"I don't have the luxury of going into a 30 million dollar training facility like I did in Vancouver. It's great for me not to take anything for granted that I have back in Vancouver. I realise how lucky not only myself, but how lucky as an academy we have had it."

Assistant manager, Dougie Anderson who was instrumental in David joining us on loan, had this to say "after a few matches in the reserves, David certainly asserted himself and after making the step up to the first team, he has dealt with the pace no problem. His attitude in first team games and in training is first class, he works tirelessly. He's very keen to learn and has a fantastic attitude to his football development."