Lang em­bark on a sign­ing spree

McColl brings 12 new names into the squad

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motoring Guide - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang Rangers man­ager Paul McColl has made 12 new sign­ings as he looks for backto-back pro­mo­tions.

The Somervell Park boss has raided un­der- 21 side Tower Hearts and bol­stered his squad with ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers from fel­low junior teams.

The young Hearts side proved a sticky ob­sta­cle for Ruther­glen Glen­cairn last sea­son and many of the play­ers that beat the Glens to the ti­tle will join McColl’s ranks.

Danger­men Alessan­dro Sa­verse and Dale Simeon will ap­pear in the blue and white of Cam­bus­lang in Au­gust along with Cal­lum Nolan, Ge­orge Scott, Dy­lan Hendry, Marc Hous­ton and Ryan Kerr.

And with a mix­ture of young­sters, McColl has added for­mer Glen­cairn striker Mark Tait to his for­ward line as well as Robert Hal­i­day from Lea Rig AFC, David Dunn for­mally of La­nark United, Colin Boy­lan of New­mains and Hal Bohme from Giffnock North.

Com­ment­ing on his lat­est ad­di­tions, McColl told the Re­former: “We have raided Tower Hearts and brought half a dozen of them to Cam­bus­lang.

“We have two cen­tre halfs, a winger, a cou­ple of mid­field­ers and for­wards all signed up.

“There is some good young de­fend­ers there and Alessan­dro has scored a few goals for the un­der 21s so I’m hop­ing they all gel to­gether with the team we al­ready have.

“I had seen them a few times and we played against Tower Hearts in a friendly last sea­son and they ripped us to shreds. A cou­ple of clubs were chas­ing them so I’m glad we’ve got them.

“David Dunn signed from La­nark who used to play for Clyde and Mark Tait was a proven goalscorer when he was at The Glens.

“We’ve still got a few tri­al­ists to come in and, with a bit of fit­ness, they might be able to do us a turn.”

De­spite the club hav­ing so many new faces at Cam­bus­lang, McColl man­aged to se­cure the ser­vices from sev­eral of his play­ers from last year’s pro­mo­tion win­ning team.

Re­cruits who of­fi­cially re-signed last week in­cluded: Ryan Mac­beth, Bob David­son, Kieran Chalmers, Stu­art David­son, Thomas Kil­martin, Jamie Macleod, Iain Ste­wart and cap­tain Neil Newman.

The team started pre-sea­son train­ing last Satur­day as McColl kept a watch­ful eye over his new squad.

“I don’t think I’d like to have done it,” he joked. “It was a good wee shift and they all did well.

“We did a bit of fit­ness and then some ball work.

“There is still time for other play­ers to come in and we’ll have a look at some of the tri­al­ists.

“I’m pleased to keep some of the play­ers from last sea­son. Even though we’ve lost a few I think the team has be­come stronger.”

De­fender Martin Bro­gan was among the play­ers to leave Somervell along with both An­drew and Ryan Scan­lan, Nicky Moore, Matt Lynch, Chris Faulds and Ross Gillen.

McColl also re­vealed Ge­orge Fother­ing­ham will join his coach­ing staff for the 2016/17 cam­paign.

Res-sign Lang cap­tain Neil Newman

Pre sea­son Lang get the ball rolling

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