Kil­martin joins Lang

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page -

For­ward Thomas Kil­martin has spo­ken of his joy at re­join­ing Cam­bus­lang Rangers af­ter choos­ing to leave Glen­cairn.

The hit­man, who was the sec­ond-top goalscorer at New Southcroft last sea­son with 11 goals, played with Cam­bus­lang am­a­teur teams Trade­team Exel and County This­tle be­fore join­ing the Lang.

The player, nick­named Deco, was given Glen­cairn boss Wil­lie Har­vey’s player of the year award just a few weeks ago. He left the Lang in 2013 af­ter Alan Ward­law re­signed as boss, and im­me­di­ately signed for the Glens.

Thomas said:“I had spo­ken to a few teams as my con­tract was up at the end of the sea­son.

“I had more or less de­cided to stay at Glen­cairn, as it was handy for me, and then I got word from Cam­bus­lang Rangers that they were in­ter­ested in me. Once I heard that, I de­cided I wanted to go back and play there.

“I get on well with Paul, and ev­ery time I’ve been in his com­pany, I’ve re­ally en­joyed it and he’s a de­cent guy.”

Some Glens fans will be sur­prised that a player who has proven him­self in the Su­per League first di­vi­sion is will­ing to drop down two di­vi­sions.

But Thomas in­sisted:“I re­ally don’t think there’s that much be­tween teams in the su­per first and di­vi­sion two.

“There’s def­i­nitely a step up be­tween the su­per first and the su­per pre­mier.

“I re­ally don’t think there’s that much dif­fer­ence be­tween the three di­vi­sions - and what mat­tered for me was I felt I was com­ing home, to Cam­bus­lang Rangers.”

The for­ward added:“I would like to thank Glen­cairn for ev­ery­thing they have done for me and all there fans made me feel wel­come.”

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