Transfer market hots up
Glencairn and Cambuslang Rangers both made ambitious moves in the transfer market this week.
Lang have clinched the signature of former Celtic starlet Ryan Caird.
And at Glencairn, fans will welcome back Tony Fraser, who was a star of their back-to-back promotion-winning team in 2009 and 2010.
Glens gaffer Willie Harvey introduced Tony to junior football at the age of just 18, and he was delighted to get his man.
He said: “He brings a bit of experience, he’s been about the place before and he’s got good leadership qualities.
“I think he’s coming back here at the right time in his career.
“No doubt the fans will welcome him back, but that’s not why he’s coming back. I’ve signed him on merit, to do a certain job for the way we’re going to play.”
At Somervell, manager Paul McColl said he had no hesitation in bringing in 18-year-old Caird
The midfielder, who comes from Halfway, hit the headlines for the wrong reasons last year when he was ordered to carry out unpaid work after being caught with a knife in Cambuslang.
Celtic initially stood by the player, but his dreams of making the big time with the Scottish champions came to an end.
He spent part of last season at Thorniewood, and Paul said: “He’s a good boy, he’s been training hard and has been no trouble at all, plus he’s a very good player.
“We’ll maybe need to see how he gets on but he’s no slouch. He’s a very promising player and if we didn’t snap him up I have no doubt someone else would have.
“There’s not that many young boys at the club and it can be a big jump when you’re 18 or 19 and you’re playing in the youths then you go junior.”
Return Tony Fraser