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Conor Gethins moves to Nairn County of the Highland Football League

24 July 2011 5,308 views No Comment Written by Ronan

Former Finn Harps forward Conor Gethins has joined Highland Football League side Nairn County on a three year contract.

The 27 year old striker, who has Scottish Football League experience with Ross County and Peterhead joined non-league Nairn County in the Scottish fifth tier last week as a replacement for the club’s top scorer Craig Cambell who moved up a division to join Alloa Athletic.

Manager Les Fridge expressed delight at signing the former League of Ireland player, who also spent time on loan with Galway United during his nomadic career. “After we transferred Craig to Alloa, we were on the lookout for another striker,” Fridge told the Inverness Courier. “Conor was at young player at Ross County when I was at the club, alongside the likes of Craig and Steven Mackay. He actually played as a trialist for us in a pre-season match a couple of years ago and we tried to get him then, but it didn’t happen.

“However, I’ve monitored his career since then. He was at Peterhead last season, but decided to leave and he was doing pre-season with Elgin. Conor then came to training with us a couple of times and fortunately we managed to agree a three-year deal, which is great as he’s only 27. It’s good that we’ve got him, especially with Craig leaving, but I would have tried to sign him anyway, regardless of Craig being here or not. Craig moving away was nothing to do with footballing issues, so there was not a lot we could do. We now move on and it’s great for the club that we’ve managed to get someone like Conor in.”

Nairn County kick off their Press & Journal Highland League campaign against Strathspey Thistle next Saturday.

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