Published: 20/04/2017 12:00 - Updated: 18/04/2017 14:54

Morrison in line for Clach return

Written byJamie Durent

Scott Morrison delivered the winning goal last weekend against Fraserburgh.
Scott Morrison delivered the winning goal last weekend against Fraserburgh.

BOSS Iain Polworth hopes to make Scott Morrison his first summer signing after an impressive return to Clach as a trialist.

Morrison played from the start in last weekend’s 3-2 win over Fraserburgh, netting the winner as Clach came from behind to win in the final 10 minutes.

He was first plucked from the amateur ranks in 2011 by Polworth alongside Martin Callum and Paul Brindle and spent three seasons with the club.

More recently he has been playing in the juniors with Inverness City and ANM Ace in the Inverness and District Amateur League.

However, with a goalscoring return sealing all three points against the Broch, Polworth wants to ensure it is now a short-lived return.

He said: "Scott’s ability has never been in doubt, but his temperament has been questioned a few times.

"We had a friendly match during the week against Elgin and he set up a goal in that game. He was excellent on Saturday – five minutes earlier he was helping out our 16-year-old full-back.

"He’s not eligible for the cup game next week, but I would like to keep him around. It’s entirely up to him if he wants to come back. Hopefully he says yes."

Another potential addition is Jaime Wilson, who has impressed since joining on loan from Premiership neighbours Caley Thistle.

Wilson has been told he will be released by the Caley Jags in the summer and Polworth expects competition for his services.

Polworth said: "I would like to bring Jaime in permanently, but I’m sure there’s a lot of Highland League clubs that will be interested in the boys that get released by Caley Thistle and Ross County."

With Clach’s league campaign now in the bag, their attention switches to the North of Scotland Cup on Saturday.

Polworth’s side face an in-form Forres Mechanics at Mosset Park, with the Can Cans sixth ahead of last night’s midweek clash at home to Formartine United.

Blair Lawrie is unavailable and Morrison ineligible, but Polworth hopes to have Paul Smith, Stuart Leslie and Struan Scott-Woodhouse back involved against Forres. Wilson is a doubt and Martin Callum out long-term.

Clach had to rally to get the points against the Broch, with Gary Harris and Aidan Combe putting them two up in 20 minutes.

But a spectacular strike from Lawrie and a Michael Finnis penalty levelled the scores at the break, before Morrison’s heroics eight minutes from team sealed the comeback.

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