Former Falkirk and Airdrie goalkeeper signs for Gala Fairydean Rovers
Jay Cantley has signed a pre-contract with the Galashiels side and is due to join up next week once his current deal with Stenny expires.
The 20-year-old had been at the Ochilview Park club, sixth-place finishers in the Scottish Professional Football League’s fourth tier last season under new manager Gary Naysmith, since July last year.
A spokesperson for player-manager Martin Scott’s Borderers said: “Gala Fairydean Rovers are delighted to announce Jay Cantley has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club.
“The former Hibernian, Falkirk and Airdrie goalkeeper will join us at Netherdale in June from Stenhousemuir.”
Cantley is the fourth player in the space of a week to sign up with Rovers, 12th-placed finishers in their fifth-tier league last time round, in the space of a week.
His arrival will follow those of former Hibernian youth midfielder Adam Watson and brothers Jamie and Kyle Semple.
Watson, 24, is back for a second stint at Gala, having previously played there on loan from the Edinburgh Scottish Premiership outfit’s under-20s from 2016 to 2018.
He’s since turned out for League 1’s FC Edinburgh and the fifth tier’s Tranent Juniors.
Jamie Semple, 22, is a striker previously at Motherwell, East Fife, Cove Rangers and Open Goal Broomhill, as well as playing for Scotland at under-17 to under-19 level.
His younger brother, 19, a fellow ex-’Well youth player, is a defender also last with Open Goal Broomhill.
Heading in the opposite direction, both to Lowland League rivals Cowdenbeath, are former Brechin City defender Gregor Jordan and ex-Selkirk and Berwick Rangers midfielder Ciaren Chalmers.