David Templeton is set to play his first game in 17 months after signing for Hamilton Accies.
The Scottish winger has been out of the game since being released by Rangers in May last year.
He was thought to have been interesting League Two outfit Edinburgh City and there were no doubt other interested teams higher up the SPFL.
But the injuries that led to Templeton’s last competitive appearance coming for Rangers against St Mirren in August 2015 hadn’t yet shifted and his return has been delayed until now.
But the former Gers winger is now fit and ready to play football after training with Hamilton recently – and he could make his first appearance in 17 months when Accies play St Johnstone at New Douglas Park on Saturday:
We can now confirm the registration of David Templeton who was last with Rangers. Here he is at training earlier today pic.twitter.com/B7q9OEFtav
— Hamilton Accies FC (@acciesfc) March 28, 2017
It’s a boost for Hamilton as they desperately need some inspiration to take them up and away from the relegation battle.
Martin Canning’s men currently sit rock bottom of the Premiership on goal difference and are three points off Motherwell in the safety of 10th.
They’ve struggled for consistent results all season and part of that has been a lack of goals in the team, but if Templeton can find the quality that made him a £700,000 player for Rangers at one time then he should help them improve performances and their league position.
But there are still questions marks over his fitness and he’ll have a point to prove whenever he does get the chance to take the field in red and white.