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Keith Football Club pleased to sign experienced Highland League striker in Nick Gray and promising midfielder Connor Killoh from Colony Park juniors

By Craig Christie

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KEITH manager Craig Ewen has dipped into the transfer market to sign an experienced striker and a midfielder with lots of potential.

Nick Gray (left) in action in his last Highland League spell at Huntly.
Nick Gray (left) in action in his last Highland League spell at Huntly.

Boosting the Maroons forward line is Nick Gray, who has featured in the Highland League for Cove Rangers, Turriff United and Huntly with numerous goals to his name.

Gray (30) was last with Dyce Juniors and has penned a pre-contract on a return to Highland League level.

Midfielder Connor Killoh (20) impressed Ewen as a trialist in Keith’s 3-2 league defeat at Wick last season and has completed a switch from Colony Park.

He was also part of Formartine United’s under-20 team which was pipped to the title by Turriff United.

“Nick is an experienced striker at this level,” said Ewen. “He has been in the juniors for the last bit but he has a good pedigree and if we can get him firing I’d like to think he can do really well.

“He has had a few injury problems but he is clear of that now so, touch wood, he gets through the pre-season unscathed and hopefully he can be a big player for us.

“He’s well-versed on how this league works and I think he’ll do just fine.”

On Killoh he added: “Connor is a midfielder with a stack of potential for us.

“He is energetic, looks to play and a good passer of the ball.

“Hopefully it is two good signings for us.”

Ewen was also trying to sign Buckie Thistle winger Callum Murray, who opted for a switch to Forres Mechanics instead.

He was also in the market for a new goalkeeper who has chosen to move to a junior club.

“I’d love to sign more players but it’s very difficult,” Ewen added. “In my mind I need at least another three, maybe four boys in before the start of the season. We have spoke to a lot of players.”

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