New sign­ings will be well worth the wait

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Dou­glas Dickie

Wil­lie Har­vey reck­ons Glen­cairn fans will be ex­cited by some of his new sign­ings this sum­mer - even if they have to wait to find out who they are.

The Glens gaffer is on the verge of seal­ing a num­ber of deals with play­ers’ con­tracts set to run out over the week­end.

Although he can’t re­veal any names, Wil­lie is con­fi­dent the new sign­ings will add some­thing to the squad.

And the boss also re­vealed he was look­ing to shore up the de­fence for next sea­son: “Things are hap­pen­ing, but at the same time there is noth­ing to re­port.

“Sign­ings will take place, but right now there are on­go­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions.

“We’re very close to firm­ing play­ers up and I’d ex­pect we can an­nounce some next week.

“The play­ers we are look­ing at have proved them­selves at the level we’re at or the level above.

“You look at the de­fence, and I would never say any of the play­ers let us down, but it doesn’t take a brain sur­geon to work out there were gaps.

“Our goals for and goals against col­umn are vir­tu­ally the same, so we need to close up at the back.”

One player Wil­lie was happy to re­veal was on his radar is Du­ni­pace’s mid­field cap­tain, Mark Batch­e­lor, for­mer with Cam­bus­lang Rangers, who Wil­lie says is “very close to sign­ing.”

But the gaffer is still wait­ing to hear if two fa­mil­iar faces will re­turn to New Southcroft next sea­son.

De­nis McLaugh­lin has gone on hol­i­day with­out mak­ing a de­ci­sion while Kris Irvine hasn’t been in con­tact and seems des­tined to go else­where. Wil­lie said: “De­nis is on hold. Kris Irvine, I’ve not heard from him, he seems to have fallen off the radar, I re­ally don’t know what’s hap­pen­ing.

“With De­nis, we’ll find out ex­actly what’s hap­pen­ing when he comes back.

“I’d love to be able to tell you he’s signed, but he’s not made a de­ci­sion yet.”

The way for­ward Glens boss Wil­lie Har­vey is ex­cited by what lies ahead

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