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Carluke boss hails stalwart Mark Weir as midfielder set for 18th year at Rovers

Weir has been an important player for the Rovers over the years. Photo courtesy of Kevin Ramage

Carluke Rovers manager Colin Slater is delighted that veteran midfielder Mark Weir has agreed a new deal with the Clydesdale club that will see the midfielder feature for the 18th consecutive year.

Weir was an integral part of the Rovers side that reached the fifth round of the Junior Cup and narrowly missed out on promotion from the Central District Second Division last season.

Speaking to the Carluke Rovers website, manager Colin Slater is thrilled to have the veteran on board for another term.

He said: “It is a remarkable achievement and commitment from Mark to have served 18 consecutive years at the Rovers.

“I cannot think of anybody in my long junior career who comes close to that service, the nearest probably big Starky who was 13 years at Lanark.

“Mark is still a key player and a massive part of our plans and will always cause opponents problems with his “wand” of a left foot and it’s a luxury for our strikers to be on the end his perfect deliveries, not forgetting his dead ball qualities.

“Looking forward to season 18 at the Rovers Weiry and long may it continue.”