Callum Fordyce revealed that he got a Diamond tattoo on a “drunken night out” in Benidorm to celebrate the club’s move to the Championship. Fordyce hopes to get a second inking before the end of the next season.
The Diamonds defender revealed that he and his team were much worse off on a group holiday after the idea took hold to mark the play-off victory over Hamilton Accies.
Fordyce is the only member of the 12-man squad who bravely got inked during a night on the town while in Spain.
The club is celebrating its first promotion into the second tier in over a decade with a small diamond-shaped red patch on the left leg.
Fordyce, 30, said that he was “wrecked” one night after he and his teammates went to Benidorm to celebrate their promotion.
“I asked the boys if any of them wanted a tattoo.
“It was funny that were 12 people in the group, and none had tattoos. And none were willing to get their first tattoo, a Diamond.
“I was drunk and thought it would make a funny tattoo, so I got one next to my ankle.
“It was a great memory for me, and we all laughed about it.
“It was a gift that I really appreciated. It’s something boys give me when they’re away.
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When I first joined the club, which was about five years back, it was my intention to get us promoted, and we’ve been able to do that.
“Now we have to make a clear statement that the team is there to stay and will hopefully continue.
“It’s going to be an even tougher league. But we love it.”
“Fingers Crossed I can get one the other side next year!”
Fordyce was present at the first pre-season session yesterday. The club welcomed most of the successful squad from last season, except for Callum Smith, who signed a two-year contract with rivals Raith Rovers.
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