NEILSTON co-boss Chris Cameron was delighted to secure the signing of long term target Kieron Brophy – and admits the forward had better offers elsewhere. 

The Farmers Boys have moved to sign the striker following his release from Morton in the Summer.

Brophy was on loan at Premier League side Largs Thistle last season and has scored goals for the Ton’s development side in recent seasons. 

Cameron hopes that the 19-year-old can add to the striking options he already has to his disposal. 

Speaking to Barrhead Sport, he said: “We had been chasing Kieron for about 18 months since Derek [co-manager, Carson] and I got the job. 

“Morton loaned him out to Largs last year so he played in the Premier League and we were still chasing him around about Christmas time but we couldn’t get a deal done – Morton wanted him to stay at Largs probably through friendship and due to the fact they are in a higher league. 

“We have chased him for a while, and we know other clubs were chasing him and offering him more than what we could in terms of finances but we’re delighted to get him on board. 

“He gives us a great option at the top end of the park.” 

Cameron added: “You can tell Kieron has been coached at a good level, he does the basics very well in terms of holding the ball in, when to release and when to keep it.” 

Adult football clubs across Barrhead can return to the pitch for organised matches this weekend (12th).

Local friendlies are allowed from Saturday, if clubs receive the necessary permit from the league and councils.

Supporters have not yet been given permission to return and restrictions remain on changing facilities with showers also out of use. 

Elsewhere, the First and Second Round draws for TheSoccerShop Challenge Cup took place on Saturday with The Farmers Boys being drawn away to Glenafton Athletic in Round Two after receiving a bye.

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