NEW: Covid catch up with Corbett

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2020

As we reach the end of April, final league places would have been tied up and our attentions would have already turned to the final quest for silverware in the shape of the Lowland League Cup.

Instead, the savage impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has left football as a mere spectator as the world gets to grips with a disease that firmly puts sport in the shade.

Spartans Captain Adam Corbett, in his inaugural campaign wearing the coveted armband, tells us how he is keeping himself focussed and active during this period of social distancing along with keeping an eye on getting back on track to build up for the next season – whenever that might be.

The 22 year old defender and Academy Graduate said, “This is a very strange time, indeed a challenging time, for everyone and for a lot of people it’s a big change. The biggest challenge I have found so far is trying to find a routine that works for me. “I am someone who likes to always be busy doing something, whether that be catching up with my family and enjoying the company and social relationships of others. I have been working from home which has kept me busy for a decent amount of my time.

“In terms of keeping myself active and fit during ‘lockdown’, I have been doing yoga classes every morning, from YouTube videos. This has been great for not just my physical health but also my mental health and strength.

“Setting small goals for each day and also keeping a clear and positive outlook on the current situation. I have been using the good weather and ability to still leave the house for daily exercise to complete runs but more often I have been going cycles.

“Due to being so busy throughout the week with work and training, normally I wouldn’t find time to go a cycle. This is one thing that I have really enjoyed, being able to do things which you enjoy that normally aren’t possible.”

With 98 appearances and 9 goals during his Senior career to date, the premature end to the season curtailed the captain from joining several other Spartans Centurions however Corbett is keen to build on his first year as skipper.

“One thing I am struggling with is getting out with a football as frequently as I would like. Keeping fit is all good but there’s nothing more therapeutic in dealing with the challenges we are reading on social media and in the news than kicking a ball about and have a little bit of fun.

“We’d set out our goal for the end of the season as a team to finish in the top 4 and whilst we are disappointed to miss out on that due to the early finish leaving games un-played, it’s all about perspective at the end of the day. I like to take the opportunity also to offer my congratulations to Kelty Hearts on winning the title.

“You can’t pick up a newspaper or log on at the moment without reading about reconstruction rumours and the likes in Scottish football. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out however our focus as a player – a team – and as a club – is to turn to next season. It is important that we as a squad can work hard on our personal fitness before a good pre-season kicks into place.

“Of course the anticipated new pitch at Ainslie Park is something that we were all very excited for and some competitive friendlies on the upgraded carpet will be a great start to a successful and enjoyable season.”

“I am sure I speak for everyone involved with Spartans as a club when I say I miss football greatly and look forward to the return of the season and the sport as a whole. I hope everyone is healthy and well during this time. Stay safe, stay well and stay strong.”

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 13th April
Opponent: Stranraer FC
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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