Dy­lan puts pen to pa­per

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Clyde have se­cured mid­fielder Dy­lan Eas­ton from El­gin City.

Man­ager Barry Fer­gu­son con­firmed this week the 22-year-old had signed a con­tract with The Bully Wee for the 2016/17 sea­son.

The for­mer Liv­ingston, Ber­wick and St John­stone play­maker scored three goals in 29 ap­pear­ances for the Bor­ough Briggs men last year and is look­ing for­ward to a new chal­lenge.

Fer­gu­son said: “When I found out there was a chance we could bring Dy­lan to Clyde, I started work­ing on the deal straight away and we have worked ex­tremely hard to get him. It’s a ma­jor sign­ing for the club and I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted.

“When we met ini­tially, he was so keen to do some­thing with us and that was the thing that re­ally got me – he wanted to play for me and for Clyde.

“He’s got un­doubted qual­ity and he is a link be­tween the mid­field and for­wards, some­thing that we know we have been miss­ing.

“He knows some of our cur­rent squad and they’ve helped to con­vince him that it was the right move. He also en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence of the play-off matches against us and play­ing at Broad­wood on the big pitch is some­thing he’s look­ing for­ward to.”

Fer­gu­son’s next pri­or­i­ties are a cen­tral de­fender and a goal­keeper.

He also an­nounced that four more play­ers from the ex­ist­ing squad had signed new con­tracts. De­fender Chris Smith, mid­field­ers Scott McLaugh­lin and JP McGovern and for­ward Jamie Wat­son have all agreed new deals.

In ad­di­tion to five new sign­ings al­ready an­nounced, 10 play­ers have been re­tained, in­clud­ing Scott Fer­gu­son, who signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion in March.

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