St. Duthus confirmed their first new signing of the 2020-21 pre-season yesterday, with the addition of midfielder James Mackay to their ranks.
James arrives at Grant Park with several seasons of Highland League experience under his belt, having come through the youth set up at Wick Academy. He later went on to play for Fort William, Brora Rangers, Strathspey Thistle and Rothes before joining Golspie Sutherland in the North Caledonian League, with whom he won a league winners' medal in 2019.
Capable of playing anywhere across the midfield, or in forward positions, James will bring a great deal of versatility, creativity and quality to the team.
Manager Stuart Ross expressed his delight at James' signing.
"We're absolutely delighted to bring him into the club. He's a player we've been aware of for some time and to able to get him on board is great news for St. Duthus. Having James on board will enhance our options and create competition for places in the middle of the park, which can only be a good thing for our already competitive and committed squad."
On signing for Saints, James said:
"I’m looking forward to getting back to kicking a ball, enjoying my football and hopefully winning something along the way."
More signings are expected to be announced in the coming weeks as managers Stuart and Andrew Ross add to the squad in anticipation of the new season. With last season's squad already signed up, the management team are hopeful of hitting the ground running in what will prove to be a tough league when it gets going.
In other news, the club can confirm that Robbie Murray and Craig Munro have not been re-signed and have left the club. On behalf of all at Saints, we are very grateful to Robbie and Craig for their time and efforts with us and we wish them the very best.