Mo’s cup of cheer?

Jim McInally and Montrose manager George Shields with the Petrofac Cup.
Jim McInally and Montrose manager George Shields with the Petrofac Cup.

Montrose FC manager George Shields and his Peterhead FC counterpart Jim McInally were on the ‘training ground’ on Monday – but this time they weren’t putting players through their paces!

The football bosses, who go head to head in this weekend’s Petrofac Training Cup tie at Links Park, visited the oil and gas training services giant to see the state-of-the-art facilities at their Fire and Emergency Training Centre in Montrose.

Petrofac Training Services proud sponsor the Petrofac Training Cup, which gets under way this weekend and features all clubs from the Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2, as well as Brora Rangers and Spartans, winners of their respective regional leagues.

Montrose FC manager George Shields commented: “It was great to view the state-of-the-art facilities at the Petrofac Training Centre in Montrose.

“It’s good to know that Montrose has two committed organisations doing their absolute best to be prepared for every eventuality.

“We’re looking forward to this weekend’s tie against Peterhead. It should be a fantastic game and like everyone who we’ve met on Monday, we’ll be ready!”

Peterhead FC manager Jim McInally added: “We’ve got lots of boys who work in the oil and gas sector, so it was really interesting to visit the Petrofac Training Centre in Montrose.

“I’m very much hoping I enjoy Saturday as much as I enjoyed today seeing and learning how Petrofac Training goes about preparing course participants as thoroughly as we do our players each week.

“Here’s to a terrific tie on Saturday against Montrose – and a win for Peterhead.”

Pete Dennet, Montrose Training Centre manager for Petrofac Training Services said: “This is our training ground. It looks a bit different to the training grounds that the players are used to but the aim is the same – to make sure our trainees are fully prepared, whether they are seeking a career in the oil and gas industry for the first time, or looking to enhance or renew their qualifications.

“We want to train them to be the best and that’s why we’ve invested in such a superb facility here in Montrose.”