Shillitto Eager To Build On Progress Made

Beth Shillitto is enjoying her first full senior season at Forfar Farmington and reckons there is an impressive batch of youngsters coming through the ranks at the club.

The 19 year old attacker has made eleven appearances, with seven of those from the bench, and believes she still has room for improvement.

The SWPL2 leaders have lost just once this season, against Motherwell last month, but Shillitto has been delighted with the side’s performances so far.

She said: “I think the year has gone great so far, the side have played extremely well, with some ups and downs of course but overall I think it’s been great especially with only losing one game so far.”

Shillitto progressed through the youth system, making her senior debut last season at Glasgow City in August. Having made twenty appearances overall since then, she feels she is enjoying herself but admits there is space to improve and wants to prove herself to head coach Mark Nisbet.

“I am thoroughly enjoying being part of the SWPL matchday squads. Yes, it’s harder, but it is worth it. I am hoping to start more often by proving myself to Mark, but overall being with the team and travelling with the team is great fun and a great experience.”

She continued: “Personally, I think I have played well but there is definitely room for improvement. I feel I need to be more composed on the ball, but apart from that I feel I am getting on well.”

The attacker is one of a number of youngsters who have made debuts over the last twelve months and Beth believes they are making great strides in their progress.

“With the young ones coming up and making their debut I feel they are gaining confidence and having the experience that I’m sure they loved. I feel the young ones are progressing greatly through the youth ranks and are proving they can play at SWPL level.”

The side have had some time off as the league has an extended mid-season break due to Scotland qualifying for the Euros. Training resumes this week with the first fixture not until August 6th at home to Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale and Shillitto is eager to get going on the training pitch once again.

“Having two weeks out of training has been good to relax the muscles but I am looking forward to getting back to training with all the girls and working hard as we usually do.”