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They're queueing up to sign for Ewen; HIGHLAND LEAGUE.

AMBITIOUS Fort William yesterday snapped up former Ross County youth Adam Porritt to complete a double signing boost.

The Lochaber club moved swiftly to beat off competition for the talented 21-year-old and take him south from Brora Rangers on an 18-month deal.

Porritt, released by County in the summer of 2014, had followed Staggies player-coach Ross Tokely north to Dudgeon Park. But with competition for places intense the versatile Highlander was persuaded to bow out of the final two years of his Brora deal.

Fort also signed Clach's teenage prospect Conor MacPhee as manager Ally Ewen's rebuilding work continued apace.

Ewen was thrilled to capture Porritt, who also had to overcome the misfortune of a knee injury after initially staking his claim for a regular start as a defender at Brora.

The Fort manager said: "Adam is blessed in that he is two-footed and can play in a whole variety of positions.

"He started out as a winger with Ross County but can also play in midfield and defence.

"If we can keep him free from injury he will be a stand-out in the Highland League."

Fort could start both new signings today at home to Keith.

Elsewhere, the game of the day was postponed last night as the Formartine v Brora match was swept away in the floods.

Nairn will be looking to build on their shock triumph over Brora at home to Fraserburgh while Wick host Inverurie.

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Date:Jan 9, 2016
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