Brown is boss Reid’s first signing at Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers have brought in former Motherwell defender Jack Brown as their first summer signing.
The versatile 17-year-old (left), who is Brian Reid’s first capture as Rovers boss, played in a number of defensive positions for the Fir Park club’s reserves last season.
Reid said:“He is the type of player I want at our club, he is a determined individual who wants to improve. Jack can play in a couple of positions and he has great energy and pace.”
Jack, who has been capped by Scotland at youth level, commented:“I can’t wait to get started.
“I think the move comes at the right time for me. Playing in senior competitive matches is what is going to help me develop.”
Meanwhile, Reid has insisted he will focus on youth for his Rovers rebuild.
The Cliftonhill gaffer is determined to have the Coatbridge side challenging at the right end of the table next season after struggling at the foot of League Two.
And he reckons the key to stopping the rot at Rovers will be to go with youth.
He said:“The way I’m going to go next season is with a young team, with good energy and good legs.
“I want players who are going to come in and progress, be hungry to move up a level or two.
“You are never going to be rich at this level, it should be a stepping stone for people’s careers.
“If you are 19 or 20, you may not have the responsibility of bills to pay and a mortgage, so you should use it to have a good season at a club like this and use it to learn and progress to a good level.”
The clear out at Cliftonhill has already started with the departures of Jordan Stewart, Callum Home, Jason Krones, Gary Phillips, Nicki Paterson, Will Graham and Ousman See in the last week. However, offers are on the table for a number of last season’s squad to remain in Monklands.
Reid added:“I’ve put offers out to some players in the squad and we are waiting to hear back.”