McColl brings in Michael to at­tack

Lang sign ex-Dundee United youth player

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Murray Spooner

Paul McColl reck­ons Cam­bus­lang Rangers’ new­est re­cruit can add qual­ity to their al­ready im­pres­sive at­tack­ing line.

The Somervell Park boss has agreed a deal with former Dundee United youth player Michael Collinder.

The 25-year-old has put pen to pa­per with The Lang after fail­ing to set­tle at Les­ma­hagow Ju­niors.

Collinder was re­garded highly at Wishaw Ju­niors where he spent at least three years, be­fore he was sold to The Gow for a fee of around £850.

McColl be­lieves the for­ward, who can play any­where across the mid­field and up front, will only add qual­ity to the team.

“We’ve signed Michael who is an ex­pe­ri­enced player,” he added.

“He played for Dundee United youth and played for Wishaw for quite a while.

“Then he was sold to Les­ma­hagow but he didn’t like it. It was noth­ing against the man­ager but we’ve man­aged to sign him.

“He’s a for­ward and can play on the left or the right. He’s got good pass­ing feet and he can get you a goal or two.

“We’re happy to get him be­cause we’ve been a bit short over the past cou­ple of weeks. We’re hop­ing to get one or two more in.”

Collinder could make his Cam­bus­lang de­but as early as Satur­day as McColl’s men take on Ross­vale at Somervell Park.

Brian McGinty’s side are also in the run­ning for pro­mo­tion after slip­ping into fourth in the Cen­tral Dis­trict First Divi­sion.

Vale go into the match after a con­vinc­ing 3-0 vic­tory over ti­tle con­tenders St Roch’s - a side in which The Lang have failed to beat in two at­tempts this season.

Ahead of this week­end’s game, Ross­vale la­belled Cam­bus­lang the “run­away lead­ers and favourites” on their Twit­ter page but McColl waved away any com­pli­ments and said “noth­ing has been won yet.”

He added: “Teams will call you what they like be­cause you’re at the top but let’s not kid our­selves on, there’s three or four teams around us who could win this league.

“All we need to do is try and win all our games.

“It was a great re­sult for them to win 3-0 at St Roch’s. It’s dif­fi­cult to even score a goal never mind get three points at their park.

“I wouldn’t have thought St Roch’s would be un­der strengthen ei­ther be­cause they have a good squad.

“Their re­sult doesn’t worry me. They should be wor­ried about us and the goals we can score.

“We hope to take ad­van­tage of be­ing at home. We’d hap­pily play any­one there. I know we lost against St Roch’s at home but I felt we de­served to win that game.”

Cam­bus­lang will be with­out Ge­orge Scott for the visit of Ross­vale after he re­ceived a red card in the pre­vi­ous match. The club will as­sess the fit­ness of mid­fielder Jamie Hay this week after he picked up a knock.

Qual­ity boost Cam­bus­lang gaffer Paul McColl

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