Bully boy defenders won’t be relishing the prospect of coming up against Cambuslang Rangers this coming season.

That much can be said with a fair degree of certainty after the ambitious Conference Division B outfit completed the signing formalities to land journeyman striker Scott Anson from East  Region Premiership  side Syngenta this week.

By his own admission: “I would have a full set of clubs if this was golf we were playing,” the powerfully built former Hamilton Accies, Kilmarnock, Annan Athletic, Bo’ness Utd, Shettleston (2 spells), Cumnock (2 spells), Neilston, Petershill and Pollok frontman has become the latest close-season acquisition of Lang co-bosses Paul McColl and Billy Campbell.

But for a first time ever, Scott is steeling himself to team up with a bigger and more physically intimidating forward line partner in the shape of the even more seasoned John Gemmell, now back at Somervell Park for a second around playing stint.

“It’s generally accepted that a Little and Large striking pair works better than two big guys but John and I have enough savvy to make our combination work particularly if we get plenty of service from the wide areas.” said the 32-year-old.

He added: ”The two gaffers have been around the block enough times themselves  to know what’s needed, as demonstrated by their fixing up a couple of really talented winger types in one time Hearts signing Ryan Stewart and my former Petershill  team mate Gary Giffin, so hopefully we can all hit it off.

”Our first playing action is a pre-season friendly against derby rivals Rutherglen Glencairn (Wed 23rd June) and it cannot come soon enough.”

A further boost to Cambuslang’s playing resources has come from the recruitment of experienced midfielder cum defender Tony Stevenson previously on the books of Cumbernauld United, as well as ex-Petershill shotstopping prospect Andy Wilson.

Scott revealed: “Andy,a terrific keeper whom I played alongside at the Peasy, will do us a turn and our other new signings, Alan Reid, Lee McAllister and Gordon Dick are also looking the part however there is a crying need to beef up playing squad numbers and to that extent I have tried to persuade my old Shettleston buddy Ross Dickson to come on board but so far without success

“Cambuslang are going into a very competitive Conference Division where St Cadocs, Gartcairn, Greenock and Renfrew will  be the fancied title challengers but I believe a few more arrivals could see us figure in the final reckonings.”

Anson’s return to these parts will doubtless have raised eyebrows because it was widely reported that he signed a two year deal at Syngenta.

He admitted: “They are a relatively new Junior club, previously a crack amateur side akin to Colville Park through in the West, and despite playing their home games at Falkirk Stadium, I fancied going there for a new challenge after leaving Pollok.

“We were looking potential title winners before Covid restrictions intervened which is a pity because everything about the club was geared to success and mixing with a great bunch of guys in our dressing room made it a difficult decision to leave .

“But the travelling was a chore and I had made my mind up to ask away before it was discovered that a contractual mistake when signing had rendered me a free agent .

“ Drumchapel United were keen  for me to join and I had talks with them however I opted for Cambuslang when Paul McColl generously offered  to pay Syngenta compensation for my signature.

He added: ”My playing style is not everyone’s cup of tea and I’m sure to have my doubters but hopefully I can prove a point here and do my bit to help restore the club’s fortunes.”

Meanwhile plenty of movements to report in the WoSFL stakes, most notably at another Conference B side, Ardeer Thistle , where Sean Kennedy, the prime advocate of Kilbride Thistle’s attempt to join the WoSFL Development League , has been installed as team manager even though his  bringing KilbrideThistle’s  backroom team and playing squad with him, smacks of a takeover in all but name.

Elsewhere, St Rochs player/coach Ryan McStay has surprisingly tendered his resignation, Largs Thistle have snapped up Corey Hughes from near neighbours Kilbirnie Ladeside while former Johnstone Burgh central defender Robbie McCutcheon has put pen to paper for Neilston.