GO JORDAN! - JORDAN McKECHNIE has revealed he’s thrilled
JORDAN McKECHNIE has revealed he’s thrilled to be a BSC Glasgow player – and get the chance to hook up with the coaching team at the second time of asking.
The gifted midfielder, who celebrates his 23rd birthday on Sunday, trained with East Kilbride FC at the tail end of last season and was on his way there as part of this term’s squad.
Yet the move was scuppered when Iain King and Craig Young were sacked by Kilby in the wake of the club’s 2-0 SFA Challenge Cup Final win over Dalbeattie Star.
Jordan explained: “I’m close friends with BSC striker Chris McDougall after our time at Raith Rovers together and I knew how much he was enjoying life at East Kilbride.
“He went on to score a goal and be Man of the Match in the Final and I wanted to be involved in that.
“It wasn’t to be when Kingy and Gigz moved on and I signed for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the Juniors before they got the BSC job.
“I thought the chance was gone but they have always looked out for my progress and when I became available they managed to get the deal done to bring me here.”
Jordan – who has 49 professional games behind him and seven goals from his spells at Raith, Annan Athletic and East Stirling - made a rock-solid debut on the left of midfield in the 3-0 win at champions Spartans on Saturday and was only subbed when he started to tire a little.
He smiled: “I was a little short of fitness after two months without a game but that was a terrific team performance and it just makes you want more.
“I have settled in great and it’s an excellent environment to be involved in, professional and well-organised.
“Even when the ice came this week and the training grounds were unplayable we were quickly into two sessions of circuits and then boxing at the SK Boxing Gym which was great for our fitness.
“Mind you, if I’d known the coaches were such slavedrivers I might not have come!”
Jordan is now praying for a thaw as the yellow and blues look to build on the Spartans result away to Preston Athletic on Saturday.
He said: “It was also great to hear big Dougs is nearly back in training after his groin injury and it will be good to see him around the place again.
“The club is building up now for a solid league run-in and a big push in the Cups ahead of next season and it’s great to be a part of that.”