Category: Club

Ouzy Signs New Deal

Ouzy See Extends Contract      

Edinburgh City FC are delighted to confirm that frontman Ouzy See has extended his contract by signing an extended deal through until the end of season 2022/23.

Now in his second spell with the club having had spells with Forfar, Berwick Rangers and most recently Albion Rovers, Ouzy has been in terrific form especially since football returned in March, scoring four times since the restart including a brace against his former side Rovers  at the end of March. Aside from his goal threat, Ouzy has shown terrific movement and led the line superbly and manger Gary Naysmith had this to say on the news of his new contract:

I am delighted that Ouzy has agreed terms to extend his stay at Edinburgh City. Since we arrived at the club, his performances have been very consistent, and he thoroughly deserves his new deal. Ouzy is someone who I rate highly, and he knows that, but he is also well aware that there are so many aspects of his game that he still needs to work on and improve and that is exactly what we will be doing with him throughout his stay at the club. However, he has a lot of attributes that you would want in a striker and as long as he keeps learning, improving and working hard, he will be a valuable asset to the club as we move forward.”

Ouzy, clearly delighted at staying with the club for an additional two years commented:

“I’m delighted to be offered and to sign a two-year contract extension at such an ambitious club and I can’t wait to work hard and improve under the likes of Gary Naysmith and Grant Murray and I’m thankful to the board for the opportunity that suits both parties. There’s not another club I would like to see succeed more than Edinburgh City and I’m glad I’ve been given the chance to be a part of the journey.”

Here’s to the next two years Ouzy!

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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!

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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.

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