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Kieran MacPherson returns to Kingussie after change of heart


By Gavin Musgrove

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Kieran MacPherson has returned to Kingussie and will go straight into the squad to face Beauly in the Tulloch Homes Camanchd Cup this weekend.
Kieran MacPherson has returned to Kingussie and will go straight into the squad to face Beauly in the Tulloch Homes Camanchd Cup this weekend.

A change of heart has seen Kieran MacPherson opt to re-join Kingussie after previously switching to Mowi Premiership rivals Caberfeidh during the close season.

MacPherson’s final game for Cabers was Saturday’s cottages.com MacTavish Cup semi-final 5-1 win at Skye in which he played a starring role.

Caberfeidh will now face Kingussie in next month’s MacTavish Final but MacPherson will be unable to play for the Kings that day as he is already cup-tied from an earlier round.

He was named in the Scotland U21 squad in 2019 and was a regular in the Kingussie first team before deciding to play locally with Caberfeidh over work and travel concerns surrounding his job as a greenkeeper at Strathpeffer.

MacPherson’s decision to return to the Kingussie fold is a major boost for manager John Gibson who said: “We are happy that Kieran has asked to back. He is a Kingussie player after all and we didn’t want to lose him in the first place but he’s now decided he wants to play with his mates again; the boys he grew up with.

“Kieran is a versatile player who can play across the midfield and also in defence.

"The timing is particularly good with the amount of injuries we have in these positions at present.

“Kieran will attend our training tonight when he’ll sign the paperwork.

"We will have him officially registered tomorrow and he’ll go into the squad for Saturday’s Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup second round tie against Beauly at the Dell.”


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