WITH Nicky Hogarth only a loan signing, albeit he did a solid job for Cowdenbeath in the last 14 games of the season, manager Gary Bollan has been keen to get a ‘keeper for the 2021-22 campaign.

After having to rely on loan ‘keepers for the past two seasons, getting his own No1 has been a priority for the manager and he is extremely pleased to be able to confirm that Cammy Gill has been secured for the number 1 jersey at Central Park next season.

Cammy, 23, hails from Edinburgh and has come through the youth ranks at Dunfermline Athletic.

He has made 19 appearances for the Pars, most of these games being in the Championship, and has also been capped at Under 20 level by Scotland.

Said Bollan: “We have of course been fairly reliant on loan goalkeepers, including Emergency Loans, in the last couple of seasons so it’s ideal to have Cammy fixed up well ahead of the new campaign.

“Having your own ‘keeper makes a difference to preparations for a game on a weekly basis and helps the defenders build a good rapport with their goalie.

“I am pleased to get Cammy and look forward to see him playing well for Cowdenbeath next season.”

Meanwhile the manager has also been delighted to resign skipper Craig Barr.

The Blue Brazil fans will be delighted that the club has been able to confirm that club captain Barr has agreed terms and re-signed for the Blue Brazil.

Said the manager: “We are sure all Cowden fans will warmly welcome this news - Mango of course has been both our Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons”.

There would be few who would bet against the centre-back,, who is so dangerous at set pieces, making it a treble double in 2021/22.

Cowden supporters will also be delighted to learn that local lad Harvey Swann has now re-signed for the 2021/22 campaign.

Swann has been with the club since he first joined the youth ranks in 2011 and has gone on to become a firm fans’ favourite at Central Park.

Whether it be at left-back or in a wide left midfield position, he uses the ball well and was a regular in the Covid hit 2020-21 season including scoring a fine individual goal against Stranraer.