McColl brings in Michael to attack
Lang sign ex-Dundee United youth player
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