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From Sandy Row to Edmonton and Reykjavik, no regrets for Albert Watson in globe-trotting career

 

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Albert Watson (right) has had an incredible career

Albert Watson (right) has had an incredible career

Albert Watson (right) has had an incredible career

"When we arrived, it was minus 32 degrees and there was eight feet of snow, and my girlfriend said, 'I can't believe you brought me here!'"

Such was Albert Watson's first experience of life in Canada when he left the Irish League to try a new experience on another continent.

The 34-year-old Larne defender was an established success on the domestic front when he decided to up sticks and move to North America, having just won two League and Cup doubles with Linfield.