SFL defender Austin McCann signs for Clydebank
Published: 7 Jun 2013 10:00
The 33-year-old left back was attracting interest from several professional sides, however, the Bankie made the decision to join his local team.
After putting pen to paper for Budgie McGhie's side, the former Airdrie, Hearts, Clyde, Boston United, Notts County and Dunfermline star revealed he was sold on the move after speaking to ex-Bankies star Darian MacKinnon.
He said: "I am really happy to have signed for Clydebank, and after playing professional all my career, it is nice to have joined my local side.
"When I was younger, I went to Kilbowie to watch a few Clydebank games and I even did my work experience at Kilbowie and loved every second of it.
"So now to be playing for my local team is great and I am delighted this opportunity has come along for me.
"After meeting Budgie and speaking to him about the club, he told me of his ambition and recent statistics show how fantastic a job he has done.
"He really encouraged me to sign, as did Darian who I played with at Ayr United.
"I asked him about the move and he really played a part in me coming here.
"He only had good things to say about the club and the fans."
Bankies boss Budgie McGhie added: "Austin is a major signing for us and we know he had other options in the SFL, so for him to sign for us is exciting and a great addition to the team.
"He is experienced and a nice person, so I am sure he will fit in well here and do well at the club."
Former Clydebank striker Darian MacKinnon said: "When Austin asked me about joining Clydebank, I could only tell him good things about the club and I am delighted for him and the club he has signed.
"He is a good player and I am glad I could help my old team sign another top player, because that is the type of player that Clydebank can attract."
Get more stories from our Roundup section
18 Apr 2014 15:00
CLYDEBANK workers are reminding people to help themselves look after their health this Easter.
18 Apr 2014 13:00
PLANS to plough a share of an £88,500 windfall into a number of Clydebank train stations have been announced.
18 Apr 2014 11:00
DEMOLITION work has been completed on the site of tenement flats in Dalmuir ahead of plans to create more than 100 new homes in the area.
18 Apr 2014 09:00
CLYDEBANK Seniors Forum have made a renewed call to have an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department brought to Clydebank.
18 Apr 2014 07:00
AN apprentice at BAE Systems’ Scotstoun plant has triumphed at an awards ceremony in Glasgow.
17 Apr 2014 17:00
CLYDEBANK buses are helping raise awareness of a new cancer campaign aimed at reaching out to the 3,000 people in the area currently living with cancer.
17 Apr 2014 15:00
A CAMPAIGN arguing in favour of Scottish Independence will take place at Clydebank Town Hall tonight (Thursday).
17 Apr 2014 11:00
A CLYDEBANK taxi driver has been convicted of sexually abusing two young sisters when he was a schoolboy in the 1980s.
17 Apr 2014 09:00
THE two great influences in Jack McAllister’s life were his very strong faith and his socialist principles. Indeed, as far as Jack was concerned the church and the Labour Party were intertwined and underpinned his entire life.
17 Apr 2014 08:45
STAFF at a Clydebank nursery have been hailed heroines after they gave emergency treatment to a 16-month-old tot.
17 Apr 2014 01:00
NOT so long ago it was unheard of for women to be found under the bonnet of a car covered in grease.
16 Apr 2014 17:00
A POTENTIALLY lifesaving message delivered through the medium of acting has been hailed by council bosses.
16 Apr 2014 15:00
A CLYDEBANK entrepreneur trying to set up a community music centre has said he is being stopped in his tracks by council red tape.
16 Apr 2014 13:30
A CONVICTED murderer carried out two armed robberies just a year after being freed from a life sentence.
16 Apr 2014 11:00
BANKIES heading home from a holiday abroad can often look out the window and spot some of the town’s best known landmarks below.
16 Apr 2014 09:00
AFTER scooping a top prize for her beloved pet dog Kathleen McElwee could’ve decided to pamper her pooch.
15 Apr 2014 17:00
WHITECROOK amateur snapper Ian Barr submitted this eye-catching image of the Forth and Clyde Canal looking upstream from the swing bridge at Old Kilpatrick.
15 Apr 2014 15:30
POLICE are hunting a group of thugs responsible for attacking two men at Drumchapel station.
15 Apr 2014 13:00
EASTER was in the air at Blairdardie Primary when youngsters in all age groups took part in a seasonal competition.
15 Apr 2014 11:30
CLYDEBANK community officers are investigating a spate of break-ins to cars in Whitecrook.