Midfield trio aim for deal

Gary Naysmith is casting his eye over former Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson.
Gary Naysmith is casting his eye over former Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson.
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Central midfielders Kieran Gibbons, Tony Wallace and Scott Robinson are part of East Fife’s pre-season campaign, hoping to win a contract at Bayview.

Gaffer Gary Naysmith has invited the trio to Methil to join the squad which returned to training last week.

All have experience in the Scottish game with Robinson playing over 100 games for Heart of Midlothian.

Wallace is formerly of Greenock Morton with Gibbons ex-Livingston.

The manager said: “All three of those players are central midfielders so it doesn’t take much to work out which area of the park I’m still looking to strengthen.”

The gaffer has been busy in the transfer market, signing Mark Lamont, formerly of Stirling Albion.

Lamont clearly impressed Naysmith last season in the games played against the Fifers, with the club keen to get him on board.

“We wanted him in to give us something a bit different,” said the manager.

“Last season we relied a lot on Kyle Wilkie and Nathan Austin to turn things at times so I’ve brought Mark in for his creative play.

“Chris Duggan is here to get us goals and Chris Kane is more of a Stevie Campbell or Pat Slattery type of player, so we needed something else.

“Mark is a winger with pace and can play on either side for us.

“He has a lot of the attributes that we have around the squad in individual players but not all in one player.

“Whenever we played against Stirling Albion he was one player we always had to watch.”