Lang’s de­light as they sign three at­tack­ers

Ex­pe­ri­enced trio join

Rutherglen Reformer - - Rugby - Kenny Smith

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.”

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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

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