BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
DAVID Goodwillie once wrecked Derek Adams’ dreams of Scottish Cup glory – but the new Plymouth Argyle signing is glad the former Ross County boss has been able to forgive and forget.
Goodwillie netted the breakthrough goal for Dundee United in their 3-0 triumph over Adams’ County in the 2010 cup final, wrecking the Staggies’ hopes of a shock triumph as a First Division side.
However, the 27-year-old is thrilled Adams has been able to put memories of that day to one side and give him the chance to kick-start his career again down south.
“I know of him,” said the freed Aberdeen marksman when speaking of Adams. “It’s the first time I’ve ever met him but he seems really good, with what he says and his philosophy, so I’m really looking forward to what he’s got.
“I was hoping he’d forget about (the goal)! I’m glad he’s forgiven me and given me this opportunity.”
Goodwillie has enjoyed seeing one familiar face, in fellow new signing Gary Miller, who has joined after a spell at St Johnstone, and he is hopeful another, the ex-St Mirren and Ross County midfielder Graham Carey, can assist him in finding his scoring touch again.
“It’s not totally alien,” he told www.pafc.co.uk when asked about the 650-mile switch from Dingwall to Plymouth. “I’m just looking forward to it. It seems like a nice part of the world. I’m looking forward to getting started.
“I know of a few players in the squad and hopefully that will make it easier for me to bed in and settle a bit more.
“I know Graham (Carey) from doing a pre-season at Dundee United with him, so I know how good he is. It will be good to catch up with these boys that I’ve not seen for a while.
“At this point in my career this was the best option for me to get away and try and concentrate on football, and hopefully I can do that here.”