McMillan Was Ton Target

At the end of last season, Largs Thistle's star man, Ross McMillan, was rumoured to be a Morton signing target. This has now been confirmed - but on the day that he signed for Clyde.

Ross had a tremendous season with Largs as they got to the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup Final, thanks, largely, to Ross's goals in the quarter-final replay versus Irvine Meadow XI and the 1st leg of the semi-final against Clydebank.

And his outstanding performances had grabbed the attention of James Grady who appeared on BBC radio show Beyond the SPL and mentioned that he would never turn his nose up at junior players and was looking to sign two junior players for Morton for next season if he was still in charge.

It has now emerged that 27-year-old McMillan (pictured: in the violet strip) was one of these players. "Stuart Millar contacted Largs to say that Clyde were interested and the manager passed on the news," McMillan told Clyde's official website. "I then met with him to discuss the move. Morton also wanted me to come up and do a pre-season but at the time it wasn’t right for me so I knocked it back and came up to Clyde. I liked what I saw when Stuart showed me around the club and the stadium."

However, I have heard suggestions that Morton were in contact with the big defender but failed to get back in touch after their initial approach - possibly due to the fact Grady was no longer in charge.

McMillan also had a trial with Morton a few seasons back when Jim McInally was manager after being recommended by Craig Black. Apparently he played in a reserve game (against Alloa, I think) and didn't really stand out after he was given a bit of a tough time by their striker - possibly Graeme Brown.

Having seen McMillan play on a few occasions over the last couple of years, for both Greenock Juniors and Largs Thistle, I have no doubt he should be playing at a higher level and that Clyde is probably the best move for him. It's not too far to travel; he will not have to leave his day job to play with the Bully Wee, who are part-time; they are a decent sized club for the third division and it's not as big a jump in terms of standard of play as it would've been if he'd went straight from Largs to Morton.

clydefc.co.uk - McMillan and Dingwall Sign (26.06.2010)

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