Roscoe signs from Aberdeen

Defender Sam Roscoe joins the Honest Men from Aberdeen.

Ian McCall has moved to make his first signing of the summer transfer window by adding Aberdeen defender Sam Roscoe to the Ayr United squad.

Roscoe, who turns 21 on Sunday, has been a mainstay of the Dons development squad and last season gained valuable Championship experience while at loan at Alloa Athletic. Standing at 6ft 5in, Sam made 25 appearances alongside Andy Graham at the heart of the Wasps’ defence as Jim Goodwin’s side defied the odds to avoid relegation.

Manchester-born Roscoe, who joined the Dons from Blackpool in 2016, impressed during his time at the Indodrill Stadium, the left-sided centre-back showing excellent positional play and composure on the ball.

Ian said: “Sam is a left sided centre back who has a serious presence about him. We needed a replacement for Michael Rose and Sam is a different type of player. He has played almost a full season at Championship level and did very well. We have got him on a 2 year contract and are absolutely delighted to get the deal over the line.

Aberdeen have been fantastic to deal with and the process for Aberdeen and Sam must have been made easier when they see how well Lawrence, Michael and Daniel have done.”