Saints take Wylie approach to hand keeper coaching role

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Former Morton and Clyde goalkeeper David Wylie has joined St Mirren as a goalkeeping coach.

Wylie, brought up in Paisley, still lives in the area and yesterday Saints manager Tom Hendrie said: "David has joined us to coach the young keepers at the clubs and also to keep his own hand in."

Hendrie is also hoping to add former Motherwelldefender Jamie McGowan to his squad. The player has been with St Mirren on their four-game north of England tour during the past week, and Hendrie hopes to secure his services for the season ahead.

The St Mirren manager added: "We will be talking to his agent this week and will certainly make an offer. We will have to wait and see how things work out."

Hendrie is still to make up his mind about whether to make a move for RichardHuxford, who was with Dunfermline last season,or Frenchman Eugune Kangauluga who were also on trial during the past week.

While some of the fringe players will turn out tomorrow night against Albion Rovers, Hendrie is aiming to have a much stronger sidefacing Doncaster on Thursday and has now arranged another pre-season match against Morton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, First Division newcomers Clyde will tonight parade their first trophy of the season - before the new season begins. For Clyde on Saturday collected the Oban Trophy, winning a tournament thatalso involved InvernessCaledonian Thistle, St Mirren, Dumbarton, Nairn County and Oban Saints.

Alloa Athletic, who were promoted along with Clyde last season, have signed former Partick Thistle andLivingston defender Greg Watson from Stenhousemuir after he helped them to a 3-1 Stirlingshire Cup win over the Warriors.

Holidaying Alloa manager Terry Christie was delighted to learn that another of his close-season signings, Chris Wood from Stirling Albion, had scored two.

Christie is still chasing midfielder Ian Harty of Stranraer in a bid to sign him before the start of the season.

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