Beith Juniors FC: My Site News: Evening Times Report : McGarvey is Beith Bound

Wednesday, June 7
Evening Times Report : McGarvey is Beith Bound
Report from the Evening Times, although please remember the Transfer Window has not opened as yet:

MARTIN McGARVEY has sensationally snubbed Super Premier big guns Pollok in favour of dropping down a division to join Beith.

The 34-year-old international midfielder had agreed terms with the Newlandsfield club, but a dramatic change of heart saw him opt instead to be reunited with his former Arthurlie boss, Frank Lynch, at Bellsdale.
And McGarvey, pictured right, today revealed the reasons behind his U-turn: "It was only after committing myself to Pollok that it hit home what I was doing.
"I had made many friends during my nine years at Arthurlie and I was about to throw it all away for what, at best, would be a couple of seasons at Newlandsfield.
"Rab Sneddon was very persuasive, but, less than 24 hours after agreeing to be part of his plans, I no longer felt it was the right move for me.
"No such vibes existed when the opportunity came to sign for Beith, so I've no regrets over how things have worked out and, if anything, I'm really looking forward to the new season."
And he'll feel right at home at his new club after five of his former Barrhead team-mates - John Jack, Charlie Hobbs, Mark McShane, Stevie Jack and Kevin Montgomery - also agreed to a switch to Beith.
Lynch made a stunning transfer swoop on his former club to fix up the latter-named quartet after having previously persuaded midfield ball- winner John Jack to come on board when he bought out his Dunterlie contract.
The Bellsdale chief said: "It's a real feather in our cap to have beaten off the competition to attract someone of Martin's pedigree. And the same applies to the other lads, who are all recognised top-flight players.
"Their arrival brings us up to a 16-strong pool. So all that remains now is to add the finishing touches with another couple of acquisitions and we will have the nucleus of a good side."
Lynch refused to disclose the identities of his signing targets, although it is believed he has not given up hope of luring another couple of his former charges left-sided defender Gary Wilson and striker Alan Waddell even though both were reportedly at Newlandsfield last night for signing talks.
And don't rule out a surprise Beith move for Cumbernauld's uncompromising centre-back John Crooks now that ex-Lie skipper Stuart 'Souness' Allison has promised to give newly-promoted Neilston first option on his stopper services.
Stevie Jack is also delighted with his switch: "There was so much going on behind the scenes at Arthurlie that it will be nice to concentrate purely on playing."

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