Forres stalwart Macpherson retires

Forres Mechanics' midfield linchpin Ross Macpherson has retired from football.

Macpherson captained his home town team to only their second Highland League title success in 2012, won North of Scotland and League Cup honours, and led his side against the mighty Rangers in the Scottish Cup. 

Work and family commitments have mounted up recently, forcing 'Chucky' to declare Mechanics' 2-2 draw at Inverurie Locos on Saturday to be the last of his career.

"It's been on my mind for six weeks now and it was really tough to make the call."

"I have a lot coming off with work commitments and along with family life, trying to get that balance is quite difficult just now.

"If that wasn’t there, I would have definitely have seen the season out.

"All the players and the management knew before Saturday's game that it was going to be my last."