Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall is pleased to have secured the signature of Charlie Reilly as he provided positives news on the injury front for Declan Glass and Zak Rudden.
The Jags played out a 2-2 draw with Ayr United in their latest pre-season friendly. Goals from Ross Docherty and Brian Graham cancelled out Joe Chalmers and Aaron Muirhead strikes in what was a competitive Firhill clash.
Featuring during that match as a trialist was Reilly, who signs an initial one-year deal with the Firhill club. He moves to the Jags after time at Hamilton Accies. His new manager is delighted to get him in the door.
“I’m happy with the squad,” said McCall. “We’re signing young Charlie Reilly until the end of the season which I’m delighted about. He’s only 18 but I think he’s got a real chance. Since he’s come in, his attitude has been great. He looks like a terrific young footballer.
“He always seems to get a chance at goal. Listen, there’s a lot of development to be done – he’s only 18 – but he’ll come into the first-team squad and we’ll look to develop him over the next two or three years.”
New signing Glass, on loan from Dundee United, also took part but was substituted with injury. McCall has provided an update on both the Arabs loanee and Zak Rudden, who missed the pre-season match with a knock.
“Zak hurt his ankle on the Friday before our first pre-season game,” McCall added. “He’s maybe going to be training in the next couple of days so it would be good to try and get him some game time.
“Whether he’ll make the St Mirren game [on Wednesday] I don’t know but I’d like to think I’ll have him in the squad.
“Declan is fine. I think it was just a knock, knee-on-knee. When he played in his preferred position I thought he did very well.”