Motherwell FC can today confirm the signing of highly-rated young goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson from Airdrie.
The 19-year-old stopper, who will immediately re-join Airdrie on a season-long Development loan, has attracted plenty of attention after breaking in to the Diamonds first-team aged just 17.
And in his spell with the Lanarkshire side, Ferguson has gone on to make nearly 60 first-team appearances and has attracted bids from several Premiership clubs.
Upon signing a three-year contract with the Steelmen, the teenager said: “I’m absolutely buzzing. This deal has been going on for about a week or so and I’m just happy to get it over the line now.
“It’s a massive step for me and the fact that I’ll be going back to Airdrie on loan played a big part in my decision because I’ll be able to come here and learn from the goalkeepers but also continue to play first-team football.”
[pullquote]I’m absolutely buzzing. This deal has been going on for about a week or so and I’m just happy to get it over the line now.[/pullquote]
‘Well boss Stephen Robinson added: “We have watched a lot of Rohan and our goalkeeping coach Craig Hincliffe is a big fan, having worked with him briefly.
“We have recruited him for the future, so it was extremely important for us to ensure he continues his development by playing games. There was no point him coming here and not playing, so the move suits everyone in the short term.
“But working within our set-up every day and playing at the weekend will accelerate his process and we anticipate he’ll be challenging for a spot in the first-team next year.”
The club can also confirm that defender Luke Watt and winger Jake Hastie will join Ferguson at Airdrie next term – heading out on initial six-month Development loans.