Ex-Raith defender signs for Dundonald in unique swap deal

Craig Wedderburn in action for St Andrews United.
Craig Wedderburn in action for St Andrews United.

Dundonald Bluebell last night completed a unique transfer exchange with St Andrews United.

The deal sees ex-Raith Rovers and Stirling Albion central defender Craig Wedderbun and prolific striker Barry Sibanda join Dundonald from St Andrews, with Ben Anthony, Scott Orrock, Scott Mayne and goalkeeper Rhory Mooney moving in the opposite direction.

The swap comes just days after former Bluebell manager Craig Morrison's appointment as Saints boss.

Bluebell general manager Andy Halliday said: "We welcome both guys to the 'Bell and look forward to seeing them in a blue shirt, while we wish the departing guys the very best of luck at their new club.

"A special thank you to Scott Mayne and Scott Orrock who have been a key part of the two promotion winning squads in recent years and Benjy who also played a massive part in last season's promotion to the Super League.

"All will be welcomed back to Moorside Park anytime in the future."

Dundonald are hoping to consolidate their place in the East Super League season after winning promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history last season.

The Cardenden side have made a decent start under new manager Stevie Kay and currently sit in mid-table with 17 points from the opening 14 games.

The new additions will make their debuts at home to Newtongrange Star on Saturday.