Lesmahagow Juniors boss Robert Irving brings in three new signings

James Faughnan has joined Lesmahagow (Submitted pic)James Faughnan has joined Lesmahagow (Submitted pic)
James Faughnan has joined Lesmahagow (Submitted pic)
Lesmahagow Juniors have re-signed prolific striker James Faughan from amateur side Motherwell Thistle, for what will be the player’s second spell at Craighead Park.

’Gow manager Robert Irving said: “James has great work-rate and an eye for goal.

“You can never have enough goalscorers in your team.

“He can certainly pop up with a goal or two and good goalscorers are hard to come by.

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“He scored about 25 goals for Motherwell Thistle last season.

“I’ve always liked wee James and I was disappointed when he went back to play amateur football last summer due to work commitments.

“He’s managed to get that sorted out so he’s signed on again.

“He previously had two years with the ’Gow and he was with us when we managed to get out that second division when we got promotion that year.

“He scored a few goals that season.”

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Irving has also brought in defender/midfielder Glen Eadie from Wishaw and midfielder Lewis Smith from Bellshill Athletic under-19s, also on one-year contracts.

“Myself and Davie Jackson (assistant manager) have tried to sign Glen for the past three years and he went elsewhere,” the ’Gow boss added.

“So we’ve managed to tie him down this season. He’s a really good acquisition to the squad.

“The way he plays, he is quite a physical player but he has been brought up the right way and he’s been coached the right way.

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“He can mix it with the best of them and he can do other things as well like keep possession of the ball

“Lewis is a young lad who has been training with us for the last six months and he’s been doing really well.

“He will try his best to break into the team and I’m quite sure he’ll play a few games because he’s good.

“He’s also good about the dressing room, a likeable wee guy so I’m quite sure he’ll do well when we come back.”

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