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TALENT SPOTTER: new club scout Garry Campbell can't wait to uncover a gem

GARRY CAMPBELL once bagged two goals from corners in the same game.

Now he can’t wait to net Newmains their first player based on his say so.

Former freescoring Lanarkshire Locos frontman Campbell has been brought on board as part of the club’s new scouting department.

After a knee injury forced him to hang his boots up earlier this year he wanted to stay in football but didn’t know how he’d go about it.

Now the Clarkston-based building services boss reckons his Victoria Park role is the perfect way to feed his love for the game.

Campbell said: “I was attracted to Newmains because of its rich history and ambition.

“The structure they have in place and the club’s plans for the future match my ambition and drive.

“As soon as the scouting role became available I knew I had to take the opportunity.

“The club have given me the chance to get back into football following my retirement.

“I am looking forward to being part of the scouting department and helping the club continue its progress further on and off the pitch.”

Campbell’s most successful spell as a player came in the amateurs with the Locos.

He added: “I’ve been involved in football from a very young age going through the cubs and boys brigade route then onto boys clubs.

“From there I went on to play as a striker for various top amateur football clubs across Glasgow and Lanarkshire for 13 years.

“I got into amateur football with the Locos who played in the GDSFC league.

“Within two seasons I was part of a team that finished second in the league and reached the league cup final.

“I scored plenty of goals and the one game I’ll never forget is when I scored twice directly from a corner to help the team win.

“After they were liquidated I went onto play with a very successful Kilbarchan Thistle side.

“I then finished up my playing career with Greenbank who managed to improve on their previous season league position.

“But because of a knee injury I was unable to keep on playing so retired.”