In The Name Of The Father

Former Dundee United, Airdrie and Dunfermline midfielder Graeme Holmes looks set to follow in his father Jim's footsteps and sign for Morton.

Graeme (pictured, left and below: injured at Cappielow in 2008/09) was released by the Pars at the end of last season and, according to the Greenock Telegraph's Martin Greig, the 26-year-old is a signing target for Allan Moore.

Jim Holmes signed for Morton in 1976 and spent the next 12 years as Morton's first choice left-back before moving to Falkirk for £10,000 in 1988. In his spell at Cappielow, he was voted SPFA 1st Division Player of the Year for season 1986/87 and made 517 appearances - a total that puts him third in the list of players with the most appearances for the club. Only Derek Collins and David Wylie have played more.

However, Graeme would not be the second person in the family to ply his trade with the club; Alex Walker is Jim's nephew and played with the club for five seasons before he was released last month.

Greenock Telegraph - I Hope I Can Be As Good As My Father (03.06.2010)

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