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Blues snap up young prospects

  • Post published:19 November 2020

Stranraer have bolstered their options with the signing of young duo Matty Yates and Josh Walker.

The pair, who featured as trialists in the Blues matchday squad recently, will now have the opportunity to gain first team experience at Stranraer.

Centre forward Yates moved on from Hibernian in the summer, having risen through the youth ranks at Rangers, whilst winger Josh was part of the Kilmarnock youth academy.

Manager Stevie Farrell said: “Both are young players coming from full time clubs.

“Josh was at Kilmarnock through all of his career and was actually a team mate of Jamie Walker.

“He is the son of David ‘Pele’ Walker who used to play with Stranraer so he has an affinity with the club.

“Matty is a lad who was at Rangers and Hibs.

“Both are lads, who, but for Covid, would probably still be in the pro-youth system because I think Hibs would have kept Matty and I think Kilmarnock may well have kept Josh.”

Both players go into our squad for Saturday’s league game away to Edinburgh City.