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    Thursday, August 08, 2019 4:33:23 PM

    Manager Peter Grant signs Robbie Deas on loan from Celtic

    Alloa Athletic manager Peter Grant was delighted this evening to confirm defender Robbie Deas joins on loan from Celtic for the duration of the full season. Peter Grant said “I think it is important for us, he is a young man, who has a Celtic background, but the most important thing for me was his period on loan to Cowdenbeath last season. I had watched him last season, accidently as it was and I could see he had a bit about him, I was impressed with him because he is a good defender first and foremost and can be a threat in the opposition box. I have probably seen him on ten or more occasions now at all different levels with Scotland, with Celtic in Europe league games and I think he will add something to our group he gives us that balance being able to play with his left foot and can play left centre back which is important to give us the balance we are looking for. Scott Taggart has done exceptionally well there but he sees himself in a different position, so I understand that wholeheartedly, so we now have a centre half who wants to play there and be a centre half. Very pleased to get Robbie in the door he is a young man with an old man’s head on his shoulders, he was very keen to come which again was a big thing for me, he had the enthusiasm to come to the club. He is a young man who has captained the sides he has been involved with which shows he has good leadership and in Andy Graham we have probably one of the best leaders, if not the best in our division and I think that is important and will help Robbie gain more experience and help his development”.

     



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