LARGS Thistle captain Scott Adam is leaving for pastures new after seven years at Barrfields, the club has announced.

Adam played an important role in what would turn out to be his final season at the club as Thistle finished fifth in the Premier League.

The 35-year-old arrived at Barrfields in 2017 following spells earlier in his career at Glenafton, Hurlford, Ardrossan Winton Rovers (twice) and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

Travelling Largs fans will recall how Adam's spectacular winner against Troon at Portland Park two seasons ago prompted the driver of a passing train to toot his horn in appreciation.

Adam scored a total of 75 goals in his time at Largs, while he also helped the team reach the 2019 Scottish Junior Cup final against Auchinleck Talbot.

His goal haul included a 'perfect hat-trick' - one with his left foot, one with his right and one with his head - against Blantyre Vics in 2020, though pandemic restrictions meant there were no supporters there to witness the rare achievement in person.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

Adam also netted the penalty clincher that secured 10th place in the league for Thistle two seasons ago in a campaign which ended with no fewer than seven teams being relegated.

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Adam, who lives in West Kilbride, has been a loyal servant to Thistle as skipper and his endeavours have been praised by manager Stuart Davidson.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

The manager said "I thank Scott for his commitment and loyalty to Largs.

"In seven seasons, he has been an important player for the team, and as a captain, a massive figure who has been instrumental in our good times.

"Scott is such a loved person and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him.

"I wish Scott and his family, including Kirsty, Sophie and Rory all the best for the future."

Also paying tribute was Thistle's top scorer from last season, Will Sewell.

In a tribute to his striking partner posted on his X social media feed, Sewell said:  "An absolute gentleman who helped me so much over the years and probably wouldn’t be here if he didn’t. Gonna miss you. Good luck big guy."

Watch an interview with Scott Adam following his hat-trick against Blantyre in 2020 below.