SFL Daily Update - News Round up Friday August 7

Friday 7th August 2009

Clyde look to grab Oakley

Clyde look set to move back into the transfer market to complete the signing of former Queen's Park and Alloa striker Adam Coakley who began his career at Motherwell.

Twenty-one year old Coakley undertook pre-season training at Second Division rivals Alloa however they could not afford to bring him to Recreation Park a second time when Brian Carrigan signed on.

Broadwood boss John Brown said, "I would be delighted to bring another player into our squad at Broadwood. Adam is a good striker and will hopefully finish off the good build up play we have seen recently."

The Cumbernauld club are holding their first ever Gala Day at Broadwood on Sunday, August 16 starting at 12 noon. Players and officials from the club will be present as well as TV Personality Dougie Donnelly.

McKillen''s injury not as bad as feared

Fears over the ankle injury Dumbarton youngster Richie McKillen sustained against Dunfermline Athletic last weekend have eased. The teenage defender was carried off during their Co-operative Insurance Cup tie however he has suffered no serious damage.

McKillen said, "At the time I thought it was bad injury, but it has settled down after a few days. It is more encouraging news than I had expected but I know I will need to work hard to get fit again and back in the manager's plans.

Queen's Park youngster enjoys debut despite defeat

The latest home grown player to be given an opportunity at Queen's Park, midfielder Giuseppe Capuano, made his Hampden first team debut against Queen of the South last Saturday and despite his side's 4-1 defeat he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Said Capuano, "I played against Hamilton in a friendly and their quality was excellent, however a competitive match against Queen of the South was amazing as they were a really good team. Their passing and running was a great lesson, even if painful in terms of the scoreline."

Capuano, who has been at Hampden for four years said, "Just over a year ago they were playing Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden and the following day I was playing in the Scottish Amateur Cup Final against Eddlewood, so to meet them competitively shows that my career is going in the right direction."

Meanwhile dashing full back Jack Henry has joined Junior side Rutherglen Glencairn on loan in order that the player can gain match experience to help his push for a first team place in Gardner Speirs' squad.

Prices agreed for Easter Road clash

Hibs and Brechin City have agreed prices of £15 for adults and £5 for concessions for their The Co-operative Insurance Cup Second Round tie at Easter Road on Wednesday, August 26 which has a 7.45pm kick off.

McAlister back at Cappielow

Morton's sought after winger Jim McAlister will return to Cappielow manager David Irons squad for this weekend's opening league match with Dundee at Dens Park after spending the last few days on trial at English Championship side Watford.

Thistle launch new away strip

Partick Thistle have built on the success of last year's much talked about, and highly selling, pink and grey away strip to launch what they believe to be Scottish football's first ever camouflage kit.

The Jags also reckon that it is the first camouflage strip in world football which features pink along with black, white and grey.

Last season's outfit saw the Firhill men win in five out of the six games they played when wearing it and manager Ian McCall reckons Thistle are on a winner saying, "Last season's away strip was certainly an eye-catcher and this term's is no different. The amazing thing is the wide age range of people who are buying into this even from within my squad."

Palmerston squad grows further

Queen of the South have added another new player to their ranks ahead of the First Division starting next season with former Rangers youngster Stephen McKenna signing a one year deal. Six foot one inch midfielder McKenna has spent the last six seasons at Airdrie United

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