Stirling bring in youth and experience

Wednesday 13th June 2012

Bradley Coyne in action for East StirlingshireThird Division Stirling Albion have seen off competition from other clubs to bring the youth of striker Bradley Coyne to the club alongside the experience of defender David McClune.

Front-man Coyne is the son of Republic of Ireland internationalist Tommy Coyne, who scored frequently during a 20 year career that began at Clydebank in 1981 and had spells at both Dundee clubs, Motherwell and Celtic and he joins from Forfar.

The 19-year-old came through the youth ranks at St. Mirren and had a successful loan spell at East Stirling before joining the Loons in January on a short-term deal.

McClune, who was with Brechin last season, has played nearly 300 games since starting out at St. Johnstone in 1999 before moving to Forfar with the bulk of his career spent at Alloa.

Stirling boss Greig McDonald said, “I am delighted that Bradley and David have agreed to join us especially as a number of clubs were after them. It is great that they opted to play here and I am sure the Stirling fans will make them feel welcome.”

“Bradley really impressed when he scored 3 times against us for Forfar. He is a young lad who is hungry to do well and score goals.”

McDonald added, “David is a quality player and a fantastic professional, whose experience will be a great asset to us both on and off the pitch.”

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