- Published: Sunday, 20 March 2016 22:49
HEGARTY CONTINUES TO BUILD FUTURE LINKS PARK SQUAD
Montrose FC have wasted no time in extending Chris Templeman's contract to the end of next season. Since joining in January from Angus neighbours Forfar, the veteran striker has made a real impact as the focal point of the Gable Endies attack, chipping in with 3 goals and a number of assists in 8 games.
Looking to create a blend of experience and youth, manager Paul Hegarty has also extended young Lloyd Hester's contract for another season. Despite having made only one appearance from the bench this year away to Berwick Rangers, the 17 year old Montrose Academy pupil is highly rated at Links Park and considered one for the future.
Remaining focused on the run in, Hegarty has also signed Kieran McWalter until the end of the season. The 20 year Northern Irishman signed for Arbroath U19's in 2012 and joined the first team two years later. This season, the defensive midfielder made 6 league and 1 cup appearances before being released by Todd Lumsden in January.
Hegarty said, "I am delighted Chris has agreed to sign for another season. He has added real quality up front and those playing around him have benefited too. Kieran will be a good addition to our squad, he looked accomplished at right back as a trialist in our recent victory over East Stirling."
Our picture shows, left to right, Hegarty, Hester, McWalter and Templeman.