Brian Kinnear was on the bench for Annan Athletic at Galabank as they faced Stenhousemuir back in April- fast forward to August and he’s a player at English Premier League club West Ham United.

The young goalkeeper joined Scottish League Two club Annan on loan in January for the rest of the 2020/21 season. He featured twice – once in the league and once in the Scottish Cup – before the term finished. Despite not featuring much, West Ham United have spotted his potential, signing him on a one-year deal.

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Now a West Ham United player. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He will link up with the youth squads at West Ham United. Kinnear has two caps for Scotland’s U21s and was a free agent after leaving Rangers, following the completion of his Annan stint.

Kinnear said: “I’m really happy to be here, I’ve been on trial for a bit and I’m just happy to get it over the line and I can’t wait to get started.

“The first day I came in I thought I did really well and then they asked me to come back in and then that was me, I was happy then.”

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