Keeper Jake will save us points all sea­son Saints boss de­lighted with new sign­ings

The Galloway News - - Sport - STU­ART GILLE­SPIE

St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers man­ager Jor­dan Wil­liamson says the spine of his team is now in place fol­low­ing two more sign­ings.

Goalie Jake Gem­mell has joined the Kirkcud­bright side af­ter leav­ing Th­reave Rovers while mid­fielder Sam McCon­aghie has signed a per­ma­nent deal af­ter spend­ing part of last sea­son on loan from Dal­beat­tie Star.

They join ex Mother­well striker Greg Pol­lock and for­mer Hud­der­s­field young­ster Cameron Tay­lor in mak­ing sum­mer moves to St Mary’s Park.

Wil­liamson said: “It’s great to have Jake in and it’s been a long time com­ing.

“The qual­ity he has is worth at least 10 or 20 points a sea­son. Get­ting some­one of his cal­i­bre in is a big boost. He has been a Carlisle United academy player, he came through the youth teams at An­nan and he went on to play some first team games.

“He has the men­tal­ity and mind­set that we are look­ing to bring to the club.

“We had Sam on loan for the first half of last sea­son and as his con­fi­dence grew he was start­ing to do well. Then his loan spell ended and Dal­beat­tie didn’t re­new it.

“I said to him at the time we’d love to have him back per­ma­nently if the op­por­tu­nity ever arose.

“He’s got no qualms about him. Ev­ery­thing we ask him to do at train­ing he tries to im­ple­ment and repli­cate.”

With the bulk of the side in place, Wil­liamson has not ruled out fur­ther ad­di­tions ahead of the start of the South of Scot­land League sea­son.

He said: “It gives us a squad of 22 and there’s scope for one or two more.

“We’re happy with the squad at the mo­ment and are con­fi­dent it can push us fur­ther up the table, which is the aim but, like ev­ery­one else, if the op­por­tu­nity arises to bring some­one else in that can im­prove the qual­ity then we’ll look at them.”

Switch Goalie Jake Gem­mell, left, has swapped Th­reave Rovers for St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers

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