Elgin City have completed the signings of striker David Gormley from Alloa Athletic and midfielder Blair Lawrie from Clachnacuddin. The club has also confirmed the departure of young midfielder Danny MacLeod, who is expected to sign for Clach.
Gormley (right) scored 12 goals to help Ayr United up to the First Division the season before last and netted four in 14 games for Alloa this term. Lawrie is a former Highland League Young Player of the Year and an ex-Ross County youth teamer who is keen to prove himself at league level.
Gormley stands at 5' 10'' and arrives at Borough Briggs having been told he is surplus to requirements by Wasps boss Allan Maitland, despite the fact he scored what turned out to be the winner in his last league game for Alloa. The 22-year-old has signed a temporary deal until the end of the season, when his Alloa contract expires, and told the Elgin City matchday programme, Black & White, “I've just come from Alloa where, in the last few weeks, everything's been low and down, so to go to Elgin, where there's a confident dressing room, is great. I'll bide my time and have faith in my ability.”
Lawrie (right), a 24-year-old policeman, arrives from Grant Street Park to challenge for a place on the wing – right or left. “I'm a similar player to Jake Inglis, and I can hopefully learn from the likes of Barry Wilson, who's a former winger," he says. "I hope to stay at Elgin for the foreseeable future, to add to a fairly good squad and get involved as much as possible. We want to be challenging for the play-offs, if not better.”
Talented youngster MacLeod was unfortunate to see limited first-team action at Elgin but signed for former City striker Iain Polworth, now manager of Clach, who said, “I have seen Danny play in youth football over the years and when he got his release from Elgin, we were happy to take him in for training and let him play for us.”
• Buy your copy of Black & White, the Official Matchday Programme of Elgin City F.C., at this weekend's Montrose game (Saturday, 3pm). Priced just £2, it contains the second part of a candid interview with ex-City boss John Teasdale, the thoughts of current player Steven Edwards and a profile of our visitors, The Gable Endies. In addition, you can read the thoughts of Chairman Graham Tatters, Craig Christie of the Northern Scot, and the irreverent Bill McKenzie.