Ex­pe­ri­enced Ryan signs up

Lang add midfielder Mackie to pool

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Kenny Smith

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

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