Saints bol­ster mid­field ranks

Teenager signs up at St Mary’s

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL - Stu­art Gille­spie

St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers have added a fifth New­ton Stewart player to their squad for the new sea­son. through the sea­son re­ly­ing on the same boys from the squad.

“Two other boys have be­come available and we’re talk­ing to them. If we get them in that would take us to a squad of 22 or 23 which would be a good num­ber.”

Saints were due to play their first friendly on Satur­day but the game against a Queen of the South se­lect was can­celled late on.

Last night they were set to face Scaur be­fore host­ing ju­nior side Les­ma­hagow on Satur­day.

Fraser said: “Satur­day is our first big test. We played them last year and lost 2-1 and they’re a good stan­dard sim­i­lar to what we face in the South.

“Satur­day was un­for­tu­nate. They let us know dur­ing the week that they couldn’t ful­fil the fix­ture.

“I think the prob­lem is a lot of their boys and coaches are from the north east of Eng­land and I think it was due to the World Cup.”

He added: “It was too short no­tice to ar­range any­thing else so we had ev­ery­one down to St Mary’s and played 90 min­utes be­tween two teams.

“It wasn’t as com­pet­i­tive as we’d have liked but it was a good work­out.”

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