Baldacchino's Appearance Was Just A Favour

Former Gretna winger Ryan Baldacchino (pictured, left: running on to a loose ball against us in our 2-1 win in March 2006) has been training with Morton but wont be signing for us according to Davie Irons.

Irons told the Greenock Telegraph's David Christie that Baldacchino's appearance in a bounce game with Dumbarton was a favour to the player - just like the way he allowed Kenny Deuchar to play against Rangers. He said:

"Ryan has been training with us for a week or so. He is someone I have known for a while. He has been in Australia since Gretna folded and has just come back. He asked if he could come and train with us and I have given him that facility. He is a wee bit away from having the necessary match sharpness. He is a talented player. He had a bad injury a couple of years ago and it has taken him a while to get over that. We keep in touch with ex-players and we have to keep our options open. Having these guys who are currently out of contract is maybe us looking with a view to next season."

Full Name: Ryan Baldacchino
Age: 28 (13.01.1981)
Position: Right Midfield
Born: Leicester, England
Nationality: English (eligible for Malta through his grandfather)
Height: 5' 9"
Former Clubs: Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Carlisle United, Gretna, Ayr United [loan], Altona Magic (Australia)

Greenock Telegraph - Ex-Gretna Isn't Signing (19.02.2009)

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