Exclusive: Brown Ferguson says new defensive signing from Stirling Albion is ideal fit for Linlithgow Rose

Brown Ferguson reckons the strong mentality of new signing Cammy Thomson is just the job for Linlithgow Rose.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 4:09 pm
Rose boss Brown Ferguson is delighted to have brought in left sided defender/midfielder Cammy Thomson

Prestonfield gaffer Ferguson, who has just signed left back Thomson from Stirling Albion on a two-year deal, sung the praises of the ex-St Johnstone youth player, 21.

“Speaking to Kevin Rutkiewicz (Stirling Albion manager), he had a lot of praise for Cammy, who is at a good age and has 60 or 70 appearances under his belt in senior football,” Ferguson told the Journal and Gazette.

"Particularly when you think of that throughout the Covid times as well, it’s a significant amount of football.

"Kevin said Cammy was a really good football player with a lot of potential.

"He has a lot of really good attributes and has impressed me a lot in the sessions that we’ve seen of him. I think he is a very good find and hopefully he’ll do well for us.

"His mentality is something we need at the club as well.

"Mentality wise, he’s tough, he’s a competitor. He likes the one to one battle and he’s good both on a defensive and an attacking sense.

"He’s a forward thinking fullback as well, he likes to get forward and he’s incredibly fit and agile with good pace about him.

"Football wise I’ve not seen a lot of him, although we have watched a number of videos and seen him at training.

"You add all these things into the mix and I think he’s a very good addition.”

Meanwhile, Ferguson has offered a contract to a goalkeeper, who at time of going to press was milling over this offer and others from rival clubs.

"This keeper is somebody to push and challenge Lewis McMinn,” Bomber added.

"He is somebody who has come out of reserve football at a senior level and is obviously looking at other options. He needs to explore what he needs to do but there is a contract offer from us out there and we’re following up other conversations with other keepers as well to see what interest there may be.

"We’ve had him in training and he’s a very good goalkeeper with a lot of potential.

"We’re ticking away and we’ve not stopped there. We’ve got space for maybe a couple of others within the squad which we’ll keep an eye on as we progress forward.”

Rose play their first pre-season friendly at Whitburn next Tuesday.