Full gravity of retirement yet to hit Drummond
SHRIMPS' legend Stewart Drummond says the full gravity of retirement might not hit him until the players return for pre season training.
Drummond played his last game for the Shrimps as a second half substitute in the 3-1 win over Southend as he called time on a career that spanned more than 20 years and ended with 622 games.
Drummond said: “It’s going to be the next weeks and months when you start looking back and missing the game.
“I think when the lads come back for pre-season and start kicking the ball around again and start playing games that I might start missing it.
“I’ll just have a stopwatch in my hand and a whistle so it’s a little bit easier than doing 800 metre runs!
“That’s to come in on the future.”
He added: "The result on Saturday helped make it an even more special occasion and it was a positive performance from the lads.
“To come on the last 20 to 25 minutes and see the game out was very nice.”
Drummond's task is now to bring through the next generation of Shrimps players and the Globe Arena faithful got a look into the future with the midfielder joined off the bench by Aaron McGowan on Saturday.
He said: “It tied in together, me coming on and AJ coming on at a similar sort of time, it shows the direction we’re trying to go in.''