Hamilton starlets join on loan

August 17, 2019

We are delighted to announce the loan signing of Hamilton Academical U21 stars Charlie Reilly and Leon McCann.


Midfielder Charlie and versatile defender Leon impressed during Tuesday’s Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup tie between the Diamonds and Accies, having been on the club’s radar for some time.


Both players join until January, with Charlie immediately available and Leon’s deal pending confirmation of registration.


Manager Ian Murray was delighted to welcome the pair to the Penny Cars Stadium.


“We’ve seen a lot of Hamilton recently, specifically watching them and also watching Callum Smith playing against them twice, and they’ve got some very good young players.


“As we saw on Tuesday, Leon possesses a great amount of pace and has a great delivery. He can play one-up or anywhere on the left.


“Watching Charlie, you’d find it hard to believe he’s only seventeen. We looked at him last season, and he’s already pushing for first-team contention at Hamilton so we’re lucky to get him.


“Hamilton’s model is to bring young players in to the team and sell them on, and if these boys can help us out while gaining a bit of first-team experience, it can only be a benefit to us.”


We wish to thank Hamilton Academical for their assistance. Our good relationship with their management and staff was instrumental in getting this deal over the line, and we’re sure it will prove to be beneficial to both clubs.


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