One In, One Out

Morton have signed trialist Alan Reid until the end of the season - but have also released centre-half Ryan Harding.

Reid (pictured, left) signs on for his third spell with the club after playing three games as a trialist this month.

The news of Harding's release (by mutual consent) comes as a bit of a surprise, especially considering his contract ran until the end of the season and he was regularly featuring on the substitutes bench. However, I had heard a rumour that he was leaving and would be joining Jim McInally at East Stirling.

Ryan (pictured, below) signed from Livingston in March 2005. He made 151 starts, 5 substitute appearances and scored 6 goals - including that unforgettable winner at Easter Road last season - in all competitions during his four year spell at Cappielow.

James Grady said: "I'm very pleased to have Alan on board for the remainder of the season. He will bring great experience to the team, and his contribution in the last three matches has been invaluable."

gmfc.net - Player News (27.11.2009)

bbc.co.uk - Reid Wins A Contract With Morton (27.11.2009)


mortonjag said...

Ryan Harding became a whipping boy for many fans. IMO he's another player whose confidence was shattered by Irons' rule.

The boy has plenty of football in him and I wish him well for the future.

Stevie Aitkens Love Child said...

to MJ

I don't think it's fair at all to say that Ryan's confidence was damaged by Irons. If you recall, there was a big difference in the level of performance given by both Harding and Greacen in the few months following Irons taking over, and for me it was more down to the bad injury that Ryan got last pre-season that was his downfall.

He was always a player I liked because he liked to play the ball out from the back, something I admire in any centre half, but he had a huge lack of confidence in himself, and 1 mistake ruined his entire match.

At the right club, i can see him doing ok.