Albion Rovers’ ambitious bid to bring striker Ryan Donnelly to the club in the summer has paid off six months later.
The Coatbridge side had wanted to sign the one-time Wigan Athletic target when he was released by Airdrie but the 22-year-old opted for Brechin City, much to the disappointment of Coatbridge boss James Ward.
Donnelly has now left Glebe Park after a spell that produced only four goals and Ward has now made Donnelly an offer he cannot refuse.
The frontman, who once netted 25 goals in 33 games for the Diamonds and was invited to train with Wigan as a result, will spend the second half of the season at Cliftonhill.
Ward said: “We made Ryan a good offer during the summer as we believe he is a player that can push us towards promotion. He lives locally and we will give him a great platform to get his career back on track.”