GABLE ENDIES SECURE BIG RUSSELL ON TWO YEAR DEAL
Montrose FC have secured the services of Russell McLean for a further two years, keeping the striker at Links Park until the summer of 2021.
Arriving from Peterhead on Deadline Day back in January with a 6 month contract, the promising youngster was just establishing himself in Stewart Petrie’s League 1 side when injury struck in only his 4th appearance against Airdrieonians at the start of March.
However, the gaffer had seen enough potential to offer the 20 year old a two year extension and the Mo Boss is delighted to have got the new deal over the line.
Stewart said, “I said back in January how excited I was to be bringing Russell to the Club and having now worked with the boy, I am even more excited to see what he can bring to our team.
“He was really unlucky to be injured just as he was settling in, but he is now back, fully fit and will be pushing once again for his place.”
Russell started his career as a youth with Alloa Athletic before getting a move to Hearts. On leaving Tynecastle he joined Lowland League champions East Kilbride Thistle before returning to the senior ranks in 2017 with Peterhead, scoring 17 goals in his 45 appearances last season and netting 6 times this term so far.