Stirling University winger Robbie McGale has moved on loan to Scottish League 1 side Montrose until the end of the season, and the promising youngster can be named in their squad as early as tonight when Montrose take on East Fife.
McGale had a productive season for the students before the Lowland League season was cut short. Often deployed on the right wing, he caused headaches for the opposition with his pace and skill – which was why he was usually never out of Chris Geddes’ team sheet.
By joining Montrose, the 21-year-old will link up with ex-Stirling University star Blair Lyons.
Speaking to Brig about the move, Robbie said: “I’m buzzing [to get the move!] It all came about really quickly, but I’m excited to go in and experience it and see what that level is like and see it first hand.
“[The move] came about on Friday. I got a text from BJ, who’s my coach when I was in the Scotland Uni team, who’s a great guy, and he said that he was speaking to Montrose about me and the gaffer Chris [Geddes] phoned me after that to tell me I was going out on loan.
“I also spoke to Ross Campbell, the assistant manager, and he said that he wanted to get me in because he’d heard positive reviews about me and I said straight away I was up for it.
“Whenever I play football I’ve always thought, and I have always been told that you get better by playing against better players. I think it will keep me sharper and the games will be faster so it can only be a good thing.”
Montrose assistant manager Ross Campbell also said on Twitter: “Our special relationship with the University of Stirling continues to develop in a very positive manner. I am delighted to welcome Robbie on board and would like to thank Chris Geddes for all his help and efforts in making the move happen.
“With our heavy schedule of fixtures in the next few weeks it is important we have depth and options throughout the squad and we are hoping to strengthen further before the loan transfer closes tomorrow night.”
You can tune into Robbie’s first game on Montrose TV, who will be streaming the game live from kick-off at 19:45.