Locos’ Cooper pleased after securing striker Angus from Buckie Thistle

Chris Angus.

Inverurie Locos manager Neil Cooper has hailed the signing of attacker Chris Angus from Buckie Thistle.

Angus was placed on the transfer list last week by the Jags and the Railwaymen have agreed a cash plus player deal to sign him.

As well as a fee, Locos have also offloaded goalie Ryan Booth to the Victoria Park outift.

Last season Angus scored 28 goals as Thistle won the Highland League title.

Harlaw Park boss Cooper is delighted to secure the services of the 27-year-old.

He said: “Our game was off last Saturday and we spoke to Chris then.

“Last season he scored 28 goals and the season before that he scored 20 goals. He has played a few positions with Buckie, we know he can play up front and across the middle.

“He also said he played at right-back, but he’s a goalscorer and creator in the last third. His performances and goals speak for themselves.

“He’s got great experience with the level he has played at and the level he has shown.

“That’s why we went for him because we don’t have a big squad but we have a good squad.

“We have spoken about Neil Gauld, Andy Hunter and Joe McCabe scoring 36 goals between them so far this season.

“He will add to that and with midfielders like Neil McLean, Stuart Duff, Jordan Leyden and Colin Charlesworth we have lots of creativity. So we’re delighted that we have got him.”

Angus said: “I had great times at Buckie Thistle but this is a new chapter now at a massive club with serious ambitions. I can’t wait to get started with my new club.”

The Railwaymen take on Cove Rangers at Harlaw Park this weekend in a top of the table Highland League showdown.

However, it is unlikely Angus will feature because he is still struggling with a niggling hamstring injury which has bothered him for most of this season.

The good news keeps on coming for Locos, who have also secured assistant manager Steven Park, goalkeeping coach Steve Pratt and lead physio Ashley Armstrong on new contracts until the summer of 2020.

Boss Cooper said: “I value very highly the input and support of my backroom team and look forward to our continued work together.”

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