Lang’s delight as they sign three attackers
Experienced trio join
Cambuslang Rangers have pulled off a sensational double swoop by recuiting two of their former players back from local rivals Glencairn.
Hitman Thomas Kilmartin rejoins the club almost two years after departing from Somervell Park, while midfielder Jamie MacLeod will also be back in blue, having left the Lang for Petershill, then joining the Glens.
New boss Paul McColl made it a signing treble last week with the return of another former Lang favourite, with the recruitment of forward Chris Faulds, who played against the men in blue last season when he was at Newmains.
Paul told the Reformer: “I’m delighted to have brought the three of them in. They’re all experienced players who know the club, and we’re pleased to have them back next season.
“Thomas was a great player here first time around, and was second-top goalscorer with Glencairn last season.
“Jamie’s a great wee player who we know we can give the ball to, and he’ll do something with it.
“I know Chris of old, as he was at Wishaw when we won the league a couple of years back. He’s a good player to have around too.
“Hopefully, signing players like Jamie and Thomas from a Super League club will send out a message of our intent. I know if it was me, and I was a young player, that would attention.
“Players like them have joined us, and we’re showing ambition, and hopefully that can help convince others to come and play here. We must be doing something right.”
Chris added: “I’ve worked with Paul before and he’s a very infectious personality and has big plans to move the club back up to where they belong. The committee, fans and town deserve better and thats what we’re wanting to achieve.”
The Lang are still searching for more players to boost their squad, as they look to win promotion from the central league second division.
Paul is also hoping to sign a new goalkeeper too.
The manager revealed: “I’ve spoken with a keeper who’s very interested in coming to us. He’s played at a good level and he’s a big, strong steady pair of hands, which is just what we need. Hopefully, we can convince him to sign up before too long.”
New boss Paul has previously told the Reformer that he doesn’t know too many of the current Lang squad, but hopes to speak with some of them about their futures at Somervell.
In the meantime, he, assistant Willie Dobbins and coach Paul McColl will be using their extensive contacts in the junior and amateur games to speak to players with a view to playing with the Lang next season.
Boss Paul added: “Myself, Willie and Paul know a lot of players and we’re speaking to guys who we think can come in and do a turn for us.”
Goal threat Thomas Kilmartin has rejoined Cambuslang Rangers from Glencairn
Delight Cambuslang boss Paul McColl is delighted with his first three signings
Back in blue Chris Faulds (left) played against the Lang last season