Veteran striker Paul McManus signs for Glenrothes

Experienced striker Paul McManus has put pen to paper to sign for Glenrothes.
New signing Paul McManus with Glens’ co-managers Kevin Smith (left) and John Martin.New signing Paul McManus with Glens’ co-managers Kevin Smith (left) and John Martin.
New signing Paul McManus with Glens’ co-managers Kevin Smith (left) and John Martin.

The 37-year-old has signed a two-year deal to play at the Warout Stadium after turning down the offer of a new contract with his former club, Brechin City.

McManus, who has also played for Raith Rovers and East Fife, said he was “delighted” to sign for the Glens.

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“It’s right on my doorstep,” he said. “I had a few options which would have involved a bit of travelling to other clubs, but I just felt it was the right move to go to Glenrothes.

The striker has signed a two-year deal.The striker has signed a two-year deal.
The striker has signed a two-year deal.

“It’s a team on the up just now. There’s a lot of things going on in the background.

“The club obviously has ambition to move even higher. That was one of the main attractions after speaking to John Martin and Kevin Smith.”

Martin said he and co-manager Smith think McManus’ experience will be a vital addition to the squad.

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“Myself and Kev have been chasing Paul for a while and we are delighted to finally get it over the line,” he said.

“Paul will bring vast experience to the squad and will help us on our journey.

“We would like to thank the club and committee for making this happen.”

Having been unable to play for the past few months, Mcmanus said he was happy to back in training.

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“I keep myself relatively fit anyway, so I’ve kept myself ticking over with 5K runs most days,” he said.

“I’ve not done much hard running but I had a taste of it last week in my first training session with the club.

“Even at my tender age, I’m still enjoying my football and I’m going to keep on playing.

“It’s a two-year deal I’ve signed and I’m sure I’ll play to the end of it.”