2020 #SBSSWPL 1 – GETTING TO KNOW: Magdalena Olafsdottir (Forfar Farmington)

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Forfar Farmington have bolstered their squad with new signings in 2020 and among that number is Icelandic midfielder Magdalena Olafsdottir, writes CATHERINE ETOE.

The 19-year-old, who combined her work in a kindergarten with her football back in Iceland, arrives from top flight side Por Ka. Another young leader, Magdalena captained second division side Hamrarnir to the U-19 championship in 2019 and has already settled into her new life in Scotland.

SK: So Magdalena, how did your move come about?

MO: My former coach is a friend of Ryan’s [McConville] and Ryan is our new manager so they were in touch and he contacted me and wanted to get me over so I decided to jump on it.

SK: What are your expectations of the Scottish league?

MO: I know about the league and it is very competitive and I’m excited to play against the big teams such as Rangers, Celtic and Glasgow City. It’s going to be a tough season, but I’m so excited to take on the challenge to play against such big teams.

SK: It must be hard to move away, is everyone looking after you here?

MO: It is of course hard to be away from home, but everyone is really nice. Everyone is very welcoming at the club, I like the manager and all the girls.

SK: What have your first couple of weeks been like?

MO: Good, I’ve been here two weeks, I’ve been training and settling in. We played a friendly the first day I was here, that was tough! I played the second half, we lost but it was okay because it was the first game together because we had two new players, me and Anne [Metz] from America. And we played in the cup last weekend.

Magdalena Olafsdottir
Photo: SWF

SK: What’s been the best thing so far?

MO: Just the girls, they are so welcoming and I love going to training and playing with the team, it’s one big family Forfar.

SK: Done much sightseeing in your spare time?

MO: I’ve just been training, the weather hasn’t been great for sightseeing, maybe when it gets better!

SK: You were captain of one of your former teams, what makes you a good leader?

MO: I feel like I’m good friends with everyone and I like to bring people up when they are down and do my best in every game and try to cheer people on. I hope I can bring my leadership skills to the team.

SK: What can fans expect from you?

MO: I’m a very creative player, I like to play in the 10 role and have good passes, so yeah, I’m creative and technical.

SK: And what about your club?

MO: We obviously want to stay in the league and do even better than last season. I think we have the group for it, we have new players, Billie [Simpson], Anne, me, a new manager, it’s going to be exciting to see what we bring.

Follow Forfar Farmington on Twitter @Farmington_FC

Watch: Forfar v Motherwell, Sunday 23rd February, Station Park, Forfar. KO 2pm.

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