Former Shire fans’ favourite Joe Savage could make a surprise return to the club.
The 27 year-old striker played as a trialist in Tuesday night’s friendly match at Newtongrange Star and coach John Coughlin has not ruled out the possibility that Savage, who had dropped out of football altogether, could be back for a second spell at the club.
Savage endeared himself to the Shire support for the vital goals he scored during the 2007/08 season which helped the club avoid the wooden spoon for the first time in six years.
And he claimed a place in club history by scoring a vital goal in the last competitive match ever played at Firs Park, a 3-1 win over Montrose that prevented another last place league finish.
The player has been training with the club for the last couple of weeks and his attitude in Tuesday night’s match impressed the coaching staff.
“His performance was good overall and he certainly put himself about,” said the Shire boss. “He is certainly keen to get back into football again. When he left Shire he went junior and I don’t think he enjoyed it all that much.
“So much so, that he seems to just have dropped out the game completely. It is difficult to make a judgement based on just one match. That was the disappointing thing about have Saturday’s game at Tayport called off.
“However we have another game on Thursday and we will see what happens after that.”
The Shire coach has already secured four of the other trialists who appeared in the match who have put pen to paper.