Ian McCall has made further Partick Thistle signings as he looks to continue his Jags revamp- and he’s let one player go in the process.
Blair Lyons has been brought in from Montrose whilst Darren Brownlie joins from Championship rivals Queen of the South. Craig Slater has also had his Firhill contract terminated.
✍️ NEW SIGNING: We can today confirm the signing of attacker, Blair Lyons, from Montrose, subject to clearance.
— Partick Thistle FC (@PartickThistle) January 27, 2020
Lyons is a young attacker who’s been firing on all cylinders for Montrose in League One. He only signed for them during the summer after a spell with Lowland League side Stirling University.
Brownlie had signed a pre-contract with the Jags that would have brought about his arrival in the summer. However, both clubs have agreed on an undisclosed fee to allow him to move to Firhill now.
Slater’s moving on from Thistle after ten appearances this term. Increased competition in the middle has limited his minutes this season and the former Kilmarnock man has been freed in order for him to find a new club.
One signing won’t play a part in this term though. As part of his development, Lyons will head back to Montrose for the rest of the campaign. So far, he’s scored six times in 20 League One matches.
Having not kept a clean sheet all season, McCall will hope Brownlie brings solidity to his Firhill backline. He’s signed a two-and-a-half-year deal whilst Lyons has penned a deal of the same length.
Montrose could call up Lyons this weekend when they take on Peterhead whilst Brownlie is in line to make his Jags debut against Ayr United on Friday night. In other news, Tam O’Ware has signed a Jags contract extension until 2022. He’s made 25 appearances this season.