Trans­fer talk

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors -

New Glen­cairn striker Liam Gorm­ley ad­mits it was a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to leave Cam­bus­lang Rangers but is de­lighted to be sign­ing with their lo­cal ri­vals.

The 24-year-old penned a deal at the Cel­sius Sta­dium on Fri­day ahead of The Glens’match at home to Kil­syth.

Gorm­ley, who played a part in win­ning the Cen­tral District First Di­vi­sion ti­tle with the Wee Gers last sea­son, found him­self on the side­lines as boss Paul McColl bol­stered his at­tack­ing line-up with new strik­ers dur­ing the sum­mer.

But af­ter the club de­cided to place Gorm­ley on the trans­fer list, he was im­me­di­ately snapped up by their ri­vals.

And it now means he has the chance to work with for­mer Cam­bus­lang coach Ge­orge Fother­ing­ham who was let go by the club in July.

Gorm­ley said: “I wasn’t get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to play as much as I thought I de­served and a cou­ple of weeks ago I thought I should have started. So I went to the club and asked to be placed on the trans­fer list.

“And to be fair to Cam­bus­lang they were true to their word.

“They waited un­til they got what they thought was the right trans­fer fee and I think The Glens were the only ones who were able to match it.

“It was a hard de­ci­sion and that’s why I stayed a bit longer to see if I could get back in the team. I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted [to have signed. Ob­vi­ously it gives me that op­por­tu­nity to work with Geo again.”

Any pre-match nerves about start­ing for a new club dis­ap­peared as he hit the back of the net twice be­fore the 20- minute mark in Satur­day’s 5-1 vic­tory over Kil­syth.

His quick-fire dou­ble was rem­i­nis­cent of his first two games for The Lang where he bagged nine – five of them in his first start. He said:“I scored a few on my de­but with Cam­bus­lang so I had that in the back of my mind.

“Get­ting the first goal helps any striker at a new club and the se­cond one came along not that much later.

“I could have got a few more if I had been that lit­tle bit sharper but hope­fully that sharp­ness will come if I play a few more games.”

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