Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall says former Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew is on a ‘list of players’ the Firhill club are trying to recruit in the transfer window.

McCall has already signed left-back Kevin Holt while Stuart Bannigan, Ross Docherty and Brian Graham have signed new deals at Partick Thistle. Joe Cardle and Ryan Williamson are set to leave the club after winning the League One title but former Celtic defender Mulgrew could arrive for the first season back in the Scottish Championship.

The former Celtic defender could join Partick Thistle.

The former Celtic defender could join Partick Thistle. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Mulgrew won five Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic and has also had spells with Aberdeen and Wolves, most recently contracted to Blackburn Rovers. When asked about the former Scotland international, McCall said (BBC): “He’s on our list. Can we get him? Who knows, stranger things have happened. There is a list of players.”

Holt is McCall’s first confirmed signing of the summer, the Partick Thistle manager adding on the left-back contracted to 2023 and departing duo Cardle and Williamson: “I’m delighted to bring Kevin to the club. He is a player who brings extensive Premiership experience to the club but equally knows the Championship inside out as well.

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“Kevin is capable of playing in a central defensive position as well as his more natural left back role and that versatility will be vital throughout the season. At the age of 28 he is about to enter the peak of his career and I am really excited to add him to the squad for the next two seasons.

“Ryan was a big part of our League One title winning side last season and his contribution to that success will always be recorded in the history of our club. There are certain times in your career when it is incredibly hard to deliver bad news to a player. Joe knows my reasons and they will remain private. He was excellent for me as a player and, more importantly, as a person.”

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