Author: Edinburgh City

Raffa Wins Monthly Award

Player of the Month Success

Edinburgh City are delighted to announce that Raffaele De Vita has been named SPFL League 2 Player of the Month for March!

The Italian, on loan from Premiership Livingston, has made a massive impact since making the switch to Ainslie Park earlier in the season. His stand-out performances in our four consecutive wins in March included a tremendous double in the 3-1 win against Stenhousemuir.

Raffa’s brilliant form has encapsulated the mood and form of the squad as a whole, which has been buoyed by the arrival of new manager Gary Naysmith. This award makes it a double for the club in March, with the Gaffer claiming the manager of the month prize too.

On the news of his award an extremely modest Raffa said:

“I’m delighted obviously but I think there are at least five or six boys in the team that could have received it instead of me. We’re doing great as a team and it’s credit to every player, the manager and the staff.”

Congratulations Raffa!


Gary Naysmith Wins Manager of the Month

Scottish League Two Glen’s Manager of the Month

Edinburgh City FC’s manager Gary Naysmith has been announced as the Scottish League Two Glen’s Manager of the Month award for March 2021.

Edinburgh City’s last game before the league was temporarily suspended as a result of the pandemic was on 10 January in a Scottish Cup tie against Airdrieonians. Naysmith, who was only appointed as manager last month, led Edinburgh City to a flawless restart to their league campaign after achieving maximum points in March following victories over Elgin City, Albion Rovers, Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath.

Colin Matthews, CEO of Glen’s owner the Loch Lomond Group, said:

“Gary Naysmith has enjoyed an incredible start to his time at Edinburgh City and is a more than worthy winner of the Glen’s Manager of the Month award. My congratulations to him and the squad, and good luck to them for the remainder of the season.”

Gary Naysmith, Manager for Edinburgh City FC, said:

“This award is 100% down to the players and is a great reflection on how well they have looked after themselves during lockdown and how well they have applied themselves in the games since we returned. I thank each and every one of them along with all my backroom staff and also the board of directors who have been nothing but helpful and supportive since I joined the club. Thank you everyone.”

Well done Gaffer for a terrific achievement and just rewards for the immediate impact on the team.