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Monday, September 25
Daily Record Article: Keeper Wight Happy To Rekindle Glove Affair With Beith


By Kevin Mcgoldrick

BEITH keeper John Wight works with cases of whisky every day, but he doesn't need any of the hard stuff to tell you his club are going to the top.

The shot-stopper had several seasons of senior football at Dumbarton, but was shown the door and returned to the club where he started out.

During the summer he had a trial at Stranraer but his dream of returning to top-level football was crushed when a deal could not be struck with the Second Division club.

Although it upset him that he wasn't given another shot at the seniors, he is determined to make the most of his career with Beith.

Wight said: "I went for a trial at Stair Park but the deal fell through at the last moment. They didn't give me much of an explanation, but I was so disappointed I didn't want to hear it anyway.

"But it is good being back at Beith, I know the club well and some of the people from my previous time here are still about.

"Frank Lynch phoned me and, after speaking to him, I knew it was the right move for me.

"Last season was enjoyable as Dumbarton are a good club with some good guys. But they were relegated and that was frustrating.

"I sat on the bench watching defeat after defeat without getting a chance to do anything about it.

"But here it's different, I'm one of the main players, at least I hope I am, and people look to me for a bit of help and guidance.

"Everything is so well run here, it is like a professional club. These guys are at your side all the time and they'll bend over backwards for you."

After the disappointing end to his career with the Sons, Wight is desperate to make Beith a force to be reckoned with.

He said: "This place has totally changed since I was last here. We had a cracking team then but the standard dropped and the place became a bit of a shambles to be honest.

"But it has been all done up now and it's amazing what a lick of paint can do for the morale of everyone at the club.

"There's a real buzz about the place so it's important that on the park the players match what has been done off it.

"That means I'm doing a bit of extra training and everyone else is doing the same."

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