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Eleven players confirmed as Lanark United prepare for life in new-look junior ranks

Colin Slater and his management team have been busy in recent weeks. Photo: Billy Quigley

Lanark United manager Colin Slater has agreed terms with 11 players ahead of the new season, including three new signings, as the Royal Burgh club prepare for the Clydesdale Cup in the coming weeks.

Joshua Gracie joins from Scottish League One side Stenhousemuir, while Craig Hughes arrives from Ayrshire outfit Whitletts Victoria.

Slater has also tempted prolific forward Ian Watt to join the club from Carluke Rovers.

The Yowes will find out which league they will be competing in on Wednesday at the West region AGM following a wider shake-up of junior football.

Earlier this year 99 clubs out of the 158 affiliated to the Scottish Junior Football Association voted in favour to leave the junior game in favour of a move to a pyramid-league system, which offers promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League.


Stewart Annetts

PJ O’Donnell

Ben Fraser

Grant Gaffney

Shaun Gallagher

Joshua Gracie (Stenhousemuir)

Craig Hughes (Whitletts Victoria)

Cammy Lawson

Danny McHugh

Sean Taggart

Ian Watt (Carluke Rovers)


Jamie Brophy (retiring)

Gareth Hallford (Albion Rovers)

Ronan Kearney (Albion Rovers)

Scott Schoneville (Lesmahagow)

Martin Smith (Gartcairn)