Ayr United have strengthened their attacking options with the signing of experienced striker Kris Doolan on a one year deal.
Ian McCall has moved to snap up the 32 year-old – 10 years after signing the player from Auchinleck Talbot when manager of Partick Thistle. Doolan went on to make 401 appearances during a decade at Firhill, scoring 121 goals including 54 during a five year stint in the Scottish Premiership.
Revered by Thistle supporters, Doolan was inducted into the Maryhill club’s Hall of Fame in March 2019 during his testimonial season but was informed by Gary Caldwell he was free to find a new club at the end of last season.
Ian said :”With Lawrence leaving I wanted to ensure at least one of our new signings in the forward areas was a proven goalscorer, and Kris is certainly that at a high level. I have been chasing this deal for 6 weeks and there were many clubs after him, big clubs in our league, so we are absolutely delighted that he has chosen to come here. He is extremely fit, and after the way he left Thistle he is very hungry to succeed. Kris is a great boy, he is exactly the type we want here and will fit in perfectly.”
A full interview with AU Media will be released later today.