Veteran Dods to play on with Forfar

Former Hibs, St Johnstone, Dundee United and Inverness Caley Thistle defender Darren Dods has decided against hanging up his boots and will play on with Forfar Athletic next season.

Dods, who was recently linked with the Cowdenbeath manager’s post before the appointment of Colin Nish, turned 40 on Sunday but has been persuaded to stay with the Loons for a third season.

The one-time Scotland B cap joined Hibs in 1992, made his first-team debut three years later and has since amassed well over 600 top-team appearances.

Dods talked back in August of quitting the game this summer but Forfar manager Dick Campbell has expressed his delight at the veteran’s decision to play on.

Campbell, who’s side were agonisingly defeated by Alloa Athletic in the Championship play-off final last month, told The Courier: “We are all really pleased that Darren has decided to stay. He is
an important player for us, with loads of experience.

“Darren has proved he is also a winner and it is great to have him back.”