Kenneth happy to be a Gowfer

Garry Kenneth and boss Alan McSkimming

Garry Kenneth and boss Alan McSkimming

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Carnoustie Panmure have come up trumps after they managed to secure the services of former Bristol Rovers and Scotland player Garry Kenneth.

The deal was done last week and will see the 27-year-old centre back play for the Gowfers for two years.

Part of the draw for Garry is how familiar he is already with the club having worked previously with the Gowfers’ physio, among others.

He said: “I’m settling in well here, especially with knowing so many of the players and staff.”

The pace is a little different from what the former ‘Pirate’, he said: “The football at times is a bit gung-ho, from everybody. From what I’ve seen so far teams just go for it. It’s definitely a good experience.

“I’m looking forward to playing as many games as I can and staying injury free for the first time in four years.”

Carnoustie Panmure manager Alan McSkimming said: “I think most teams around this area have been interested in Garry and we’ve been working on this for a very long time.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to get him in and everybody associated with the club is delighted.

“Garry’s extensive senior playing CV speaks for itself, to play in the SPL for as many seasons as he did, then going to Bristol and also picking up some Scotland caps.

“Garry is a top quality player who can take us on to the next level. Obviously we’re trying to take the club forwards in the right direction and getting a quality player like him makes that a bit easier.”

However, they will be without their new star player tomorrow (Saturday) as their league campaign continues when they face Sauchie Juniors at Beechwood Park, as Garry is currently serving a one match ban. The gaffer will no doubt be keen to press him into action as soon as possible, most likely when Carnoustie travel to meet last season’s bogie team, Camelon Juniors.

Kenneth was most recently involved with Brechin City at the tail end of last season after he returned to Scotland following a spell at Bristol Rovers.