Cambuslang Rangers boss Alan Wardlaw is set to add to his playing pool with the signing of a talented former Rangers youngster.
Ex-Ibrox midfielder Gordon Dick has promised the club he will knock back offers from other sides to join up at Somervell Park, after being re-instated for the junior game late last Friday afternoon.
The youngster impressed in a friendly win at the weekend against St Anthony’s, and the club hope he’ll put pen to paper this week.
Gordon was one of nine academy youngsters who left Ibrox in the summer after his deal with the club came to an end.
The midfielder had had a frustrating campaign in which he was too old to play for the club’s under-19 team,but was unable to break into the first-team squad. Now he’s been thrown a lifeline at Somervell.
Boss Wardlaw said: “On Saturday, we were able to give the 19 players who were available a run-out, and we had a good look at three trialists, all of whom will prove to be very valuable assets to the club .
“Gordon Dick is one of three trialists to have impressed. He played against us in the first two Garry Lynch memorial tournaments for Rangers.
“He was released by the club in the summer, and after that he moved on to Albion Rovers, but it didn’t quite work out there.
“We got Gordon re-instated from senior football on Friday afternoon.
“We’re delighted to get Gordon. If he can do well here, he’ll be on the move back to senior football before long as he’s a real talent. He had been made offers by other junior clubs but he enjoyed the camaraderie and atmosphere in the dressing room and training, which is nice to hear. Long may it continue.
“It’s a move which will be beneficial for both of us, and we won’t stand in his way if the right offer comes in for him.
“We’re short of quality central midfielders as we’ve just learned Derek Hewitt will be missing for three weeks as he has to go to India
“I don’t think it’s any coincidence that once Derek found his feet in the team, we’ve been on a bit of a run, so it’s a real blow to lose him, but we’re glad to get Gordon in.”