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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Ex-Gretna striker signs for Celtic Nation

Former Gretna striker Colin McMenamin has vowed to score the goals to fire Celtic Nation to the Conference after joining the ambitious Carlisle team.

McMenamin, whose goals propelled the now defunct Gretna to the Scottish Premier League, has become Celtic Nation’s first signing under their new management team of Mick Wadsworth and Davie Irons.

The 32-year-old has turned his back on Scottish football because he believes the spark has gone out of the game north of the border, and is relishing a new adventure with Celtic Nation after his release from Greenock Morton.

McMenamin played under Wadsworth at Newcastle United and Shrewsbury and under both the new Celtic Nation boss and Irons at Gretna.

“The game in Scotland is dead as there is no money, and the move to Celtic Nation is something really different for me,” said McMenamin, who has been given a full-time deal.

“They are looking to get promotion to the Conference in five years, and I hope I can bring experience and goals.”

McMenamin won a First Division championship winners’ medal with Gretna, and the Scottish PFA’s First Division player of the year award after scoring 27 league and cup goals in 2006/07.

He finished top scorer in the whole of Scotland and his goals carried Gretna to the SPL and a record-breaking third successive title.

McMenamin quit the club as the Borderers crashed after flamboyant owner Brooks Mileson walked away following illness.

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