COWDENBEATH have made their first signing of the January transfer window.

Andrew Barrowman has joined the club after being granted international clearance.

The 23-year-old attacking midielder was born in the USA, but also has British citizenship.

Maurice Ross was delighted to get his man, and commented: "Andrew is the epitome of what I want at this football club.

"Young, hungry, athletic footballer who’s keen to learn and develop. 

"This is the new model for our football club!

"We give young lads the opportunity to build or resurrect a career. 

"We have a blueprint of what we want and won’t deviate from it!”

Barrowman's father, Andrew Snr, was born in Glasgow and played pro soccer for Chicago Sting in the NASL. 

The new face in the Blue Brazil squad played over in the States as a youngster, and he came through the soccer ranks with Bangor High School, Chicago Sockers, Chicago Magic and Team Chicago.

He also had some time with Rangers in Scotland, and then was back in the States with Seacoast United before joining the Academy at MLS side New England Revolution.

Barrowman then accepted a scholarship to play NCAA soccer at the University of Massachusetts but subsequently decided to look to pursue a professional football career in Europe.

He thus joined Airdrie in 2019 where he impressed in the reserve side and was on the bench for the first team. Then though came the Covid disruption and Andrew ended up returning home to the USA.

He played for a time with Western Mass Pioneers before deciding to return to play in the UK in Autumn.

He commented: "I didn’t let the pandemic beat me down because I knew I had the talent to kick on when the doors would be opened again but I was naive as to how long it would actually take and how many hurdles I’d have to jump to get back in the pro circuits.”

Maurice Ross then got in touch with Barrowman.

"He liked my resume, footage and style of play in training and offered me a contract", Barrowman added.