- Published: Thursday, 28 July 2022 14:24
GABLE ENDIES WIN RACE TO SECURE McALLISTER TRANSFER
Montrose FC have moved quickly and decisively to complete the transfer of highly acclaimed forward Rory McAllister from Cove Rangers on a 2 year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Interest in the Aberdeen born attacker suddenly ignited at the weekend when Championship bound Cove surprisingly transfer listed the 35 year old. With a number of clubs understandably keen to land the striker, the Gable Endies have gone the extra mile to beat off the competition.
McAllister arrived at the Balmoral Stadium in 2020 and last season scored 19 goals in all competitions, helping Cove to the League 1 title. Prior to this, Rory spent 9 years at Peterhead, where he scored 158 goals in 281 appearances, earning numerous Player of the Month awards and in August 2018 became the first player to net 100 league goals in the SPFL era.
Before The Blue Toon, McAllister began his senior career with a two year spell at Brechin City where he scored an impressive 40 goals in just 63 outings.
Clearly pleased with the signing, Manager Stewart Petrie said, “We are all delighted to welcome Rory to Links Park. His stats and reputation speak for themselves. He will bring unbelievable quality and extensive experience to the team and obviously significantly strengthen our attacking options.
“I would also like to publicly recognise the fantastic effort and support from the Chairman and the Board in making this happen and to the help and assistance received from Cove.”
McAllister will go straight into the Mighty Mo squad set to kick off their cinch League 1 campaign on Saturday, away to Falkirk.