Experienced Ryan signs up
Lang add midfielder Mackie to pool
Cambuslang Rangers boss Paul McColl is looking forward to this Saturday, as it will be easier for him to bring in new additions.
With the majority of junior footballers contracted until June 20, it has been difficult for the new Lang manager to officially approach players with a view to bring them to Somervell Park next season.
Paul has so far been able to bring in former Lang man Jamie MacLeod, and Thomas Kilmartin from Glencairn, and has added another experienced attacker in the former of Chris Faulds, who will also be making a return to Somervell Park.
However, he’s looking forward to the weekend, as it means he can openly begin negotiations with players as their contracts come to an end.
Paul said: “A lot of players are signed with their current clubs until the 20th, and then after that, we can start to talk to them freely.
“We’ve got our eyes on quite a few players, but still have to meet with several of them.
“Hopefully, when people see the kind of player we’re trying to bring in here, that will convince them of what we’re trying to do, and encourage them to be a part of it too.”
One player who has signed up is Ryan Mackie, a player Paul knows well.
He said: “I’ve signed Ryan, who will be a real asset to us.
“I had him as a player when I was at Wishaw, and latterly he was at Newmains - I also know him through an old Sunday team I was involved with.
“He will probably be used on the right of midfield, but he’s the kind of guy who can play anywhere. We could use him up front as well, if we ever need to.
“I’m delighted to have brought him in.”
This week, Paul aims to continue holding talks with a couple of players who will bring some experience to the squad, if they sign on the dotted line.
One of the players Paul has set his sights on is a player who has experience of playing in the old SFL First Division, and is known as a goalscorer.
The second is a goalkeeper who has plenty of experience of the junior game.
Paul said: “I’ve been speaking with the pair of them over the last week, and they’re very keen to come.
“It’s just a case of getting them into the club when they’re not working, and getting them to put pen to paper.
“The goalkeeper will be a huge asset to the club if the deal goes through, and the forward is a player some people will recognise.”
New signings Cambuslang Rangers boss Paul McColl