Former Rangers starlet Aidan McAdams has been snapped up on a free transfer by SPFL Championship club Ayr United [Ayrunitedfc.co.uk].
McAdams joined the Gers Academy from Celtic in 2017 and impressed before heading out on a series of loan spells.
He represented Annan Athletic, Edinburgh City and Portadown, but ultimately didn’t do enough to break into Rangers’ first-team squad and was released last summer.
Greenock Morton soon gave him a one-year deal, though, and he impressed at Cappielow, keeping 10 clean sheets from 36 appearances across all competitions.
He’s now been rewarded with a two-year deal at Ayr, where he’ll link up with former boss David Hopkin, who he played under briefly at Morton.
“Aidan had a great season for Morton so we are delighted to be able to get him, especially as he had several options,” said Hopkin [Ayrunitedfc.co.uk]. “He is a really good age at 22 and has a good future in the game. It is no surprise that he won every award going at Morton and we are certain that he will continue his development here.”
“We made it one of our priorities to get a goalkeeper signed to the club as it has been loans for the last few years so we are really pleased to have signed Aidan for two years.”
McAdams expressed his delight on Twitter, asserting that he’s looking forward to getting started at Somerset Park.
— Aidan McAdams (@AidanMcadams) June 21, 2021
The Honest Men struggled in the second-tier last season, finishing in eighth place, so they’ll be hoping for a marked improvement this time around and the signing of McAdams gives them extra quality between the sticks.
McAdams impressed in the Championship last season but his performances weren’t quite as standout as another former Ger’s, who scooped the league’s Player of the Season award.