Created: Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:12
Published: Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:12
Deveronvale have signed goalkeeper Charlie Fox, following the departure of Ewen MacDonald to Peterhead.
Fox worked previosuly with Vale boss Charlie Charlesworth in the Elgin City youth ranks, and will now compete with current number one Darren McConnachie for the gloves at Princess Royal Park.
Charlesworth was pleased to have moved so swiftly for a replacement stopper.
"I can announce that we have secured the signature of Charlie as back up to Mini. Ewen Macdonald, the young up and coming keeper has been picked up by Peterhead. We are obviously saddened at the loss of Ewen, especially at such short notice and we wish him all the very best and thank him for his services last season.
"We immediately turned our attentions to a replacement and approached Charlie who hasn't pulled on gloves for one or two seasons due to having a young family. Charlie is at the right age at 25 and had no hesitation in wanting to join us here at Vale, once he had discussed the commitment with his family. Charlie is visibly delighted at this opportunity and is working very hard with Mini to regain his sharpnes and is already looking the goalkeeper we know he is.
"Charlie spent a lot of years at Elgin coming through the ranks and was my U19 keeper there when I served as Head of Youth. Charlie has taken a very serious approach to his new responsibility and we thank him for taking this opportunity."