Episode 51: David Weatherston (Part Two)

David Weatherston’s move to St Johnstone should been a successful one – one of the most exciting players in the lower leagues, on the back of scoring 18 goals the previous season with promotion-winning Queen’s Park, joining an upwardly mobile First Division side – what could possibly go wrong?

Speaking with Craig G Telfer, David begins his second Pelé Podcast by looking back on the summer of 2007 and the choice he had between joining the Saintees or moving a little further up the A90 to sign for Dundee United. He speaks about his well-received performances in pre-season and his debut against Queen of the South.

David then goes on to discuss falling out of the team under Owen Coyle and then Derek McInnes and the disappointment of missing out on the biggest games of the season before talking about the anxiety that has dogged his career for the past decade (and something he wrote about last year in an excellent blog that received national attention). He speaks openly and honestly about how it affected his performances and how it stopped him from making an impact at the club.

Not only is part two of our interview with David a brilliant insight into lower-league football in Scotland but, much more importantly, shines a light on a taboo subject.

Listen to other episodes of David’s Pelé Podcast:

Part One

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