Cammy Bell joins on-loan
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Cammy Bell joins on-loan

31st January 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019

The club is delighted to announce the signing of Cammy Bell on-loan from Partick Thistle until the end of the season.

Bell - who lists Kilmarnock, Rangers, Dundee United and Hibs amongst his previous clubs - is a former Scotland international and comes into the squad after Conor Mitchell was recalled by Burnley on Tuesday.

Speaking to the club's official website about his new signing, the manager said it's been in his plans for a while to add a more experienced goalkeeper to the squad as backup for Zander Clark.

"We've been looking at various options," Tommy said, "but we wanted an experienced 'keeper and Cammy fits the bill. We're delighted to get him in.

"He's played at the highest level in Scotland and we know he can come in if needed and do a good job for us.

"It's just a short-term deal until the end of the season and I think adding a player with Cammy's experience means we've strengthened the squad in the goalkeeping position.

"He knows the league and at this stage of his career he's content at being a backup. That being said he'll push Zander - along with Mark Hurst - and I know if called upon he'll be ready."

Cammy is the club's first acquisition of Deadline Day and the third of the January Window but Tommy says the club may not be done yet.

"It's been a good window for us," the manager said.

"We've brought Michael back, added Niall and Cammy, and perhaps most importantly we've tied down some players contracts.

"Liam Gordon, Scott Tanser, Liam Craig and of course Jason Kerr have all agreed new contracts with more to come in the very near future hopefully.

"I think getting Jason tied down is probably the best bit of business we've done in January to be honest. There was interest but we never had any intentions of selling him.

"It's late in the day now but we're still hoping to be able to bring one more player in before the deadline and we're working hard to get that over the line."

Image courtesy of Partick Thistle Football Club

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