'I hope he keeps scoring goals for fun' - Carluke Rovers boss Mark Weir on new signing Steven Frame
Carluke Rovers gaffer Mark Weir is hoping that the goalscoring prowess of new signing Steven Frame can fire Rovers up the league next season.
Ex-Rovers ace Frame was frozen out under the previous Rovers management team but then enjoyed a prolific spell at Lanarkshire amateur side Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers.
“Steven is an out and out striker and I’m delighted to get him on board,” Weir, an ex-team-mate, told the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.
"He was scoring goals for fun with Wishaw and I’ll be looking for the same when he puts on a Rovers jersey. He’s strong, he has 110 per cent work-rate, doesn’t give defenders a minute and closes them down, all round play I have been looking for for a long time.
"I definitely think Steven is a better player now than when he left Rovers.
"He’s improved his physique, work-rate, just his general football play is better.”
Weir secured Frame’s acquisition during a non contract training session on Saturday, after which the news emerged that exisiting squad men Jamie Dickson, Mark O’Reilly, club captain Mark Cassidy, Dillan Duddy, Greg Kane and James Frame had all put pen to paper for the 2021-22 season.
The Rovers gaffer hopes that more of his squad will re-sign during the next training session on Thursday night.
"I also hope for another new signing on Thursday,” Weir said. “An ex-team-mate, a striker, who was also ex-Lanark United.
"I am confident of getting it over the line. I have been in contact with this player for a couple of months now.
"A new manager has come in at Lanark and things change so hopefully I can get him on board.
"Striker has been the main area myself and Kenny (assistant boss Neill) want to improve.”