Scott Agnew hopes to help Stranraer punch above their weight against Dundee United – after opening his own gym



Stranraer winger Scott Agnew hopes he can help the Blues punch above their weight against Dundee United today – especially since he has opened up his own gym.

Agnew was happy to revert to part-time football with Brian Reid’s side following a stint at St Mirren and the League One outfit will bid to outmuscle United this afternoon in the last 16 of the Irn-Bru Cup.

Life is also busy away from the game for the 29-year-old after Agnew and some of his friends opened up a gym in Glasgow city centre.

(Pic: Andy Farrington)
(Pic: Andy Farrington)

Agnew said: “I enjoyed my time at St Mirren but I’m quite happy about being back part-time.

“I had a chance to stay in the Championship but I spoke to Stranraer quite early and they did everything possible to get me to the club.

“I opened a gym with a couple of my friends when I was at St Mirren last season so it’s been quite easy to revert back to part-time football.

“I’ve managed to pick up shifts in there and we’re trying to grow that side of things.

“The gym is on Alexander Parade in Glasgow, we’re in the City Park building. There are over 3,500 people working daily in the building.

“We’re on the second floor in there so the majority of our members come from the building but there are also a lot of students around that area.

“I’m doing my qualifications just now and hopefully I will eventually go and do personal training. It’s keeping me busy just now and hopefully it’s helping my game as well with the stuff I’m doing in the gym.”

Stranaer knocked out Championship outfit Dumbarton in the last round and Agnew reckons they can cause Ray McKinnon’s side problems at Stair Park today.

He added: “It’s a great game to play in, Dundee United are a good side and we’re all looking forward to it.

“We know we’ve got good players and if we work as hard as we can and make ourselves hard to beat, I think we’ve got a goal threat and hopefully we can cause a wee upset.”


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