FORMER Rangers goalkeeper Grant Adam has joined St Mirren on trial as Danny Lennon seeks a glove rival for established number one Craig Samson.
Adam was with the Saints squad that headed to Bellahouston Park, in Glasgow, yesterday to step up their pre-season training.
And, if the 21-year-old shot-stopper manages to earn a deal with the Buddies, he will be following in the footsteps of his big brother Charlie, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Paisley club back in 2005.
Last night, Lennon told Express Sports: “Our goalkeeping coach Paul Mathers has identified a number of keepers for us to look at and Grant is one of them.
“We were led to believe he had been offered a deal by Torquay but they have gone with someone else, so we have managed to get Grant in to take a look at him.
“This gives us a chance to see what type of character he is before we get down to discussing the financial matters.”
The goalkeeping vacancy at St Mirren was created by the departure of Graeme Smith earlier this summer.
Adam failed to make a single first team appearance for Rangers but received praise after starring for both Forfar and Airdrie United on loan last season.
He helped Second Division outfit Airdrie make it all the way to the final of the end-of-season play-offs but they missed out on promotion to the First Division when they were defeated by Dumbarton, who included former St Mirren striker Craig Dargo in their line-up.
Although Lennon has been handed a temporary transfer ban as the uncertainty surrounding Scottish football continues following the demise of Rangers, Express Sports understands he will be handed the cash he needs to snap up a new keeper.
Grant hit the headlines for the wrong reasons earlier this year when he was fined £500 by a sheriff after being arrested by cops who caught him singing a sectarian song outside a Glasgow nightclub.
Older brother Charlie was a fresh-faced Ibrox trainee when he was farmed out to Saints seven years ago but made a huge contribution as the Paisley club completed a First Division and Challenge Cup double.
He went on to establish himself in the Rangers first team before moving on to Blackpool and then joining English giants Liverpool.
He has also become a key member of Craig Levein’s Scotland squad.
Young goalie Adam wasn’t the only new face in the Saints squad for pre-season training yesterday.
Summer signings Sam Parkin, Jon Robertson and Lewis Guy also met up with their new team-mates.