Axel Orrström becomes a Son of the Rock

Not the wrestler, I hasten to add. No, the Atlantis midefielder has signed for Dumbarton after a successful trial. Here’s the story from the Dumbarton website:

TWO new players joined the Sons this morning with manager Jim Chapman busy during the last week of the January transfer window.

22-year old striker Chris Mackie joins on loan from Alloa Athletic till the end of the season and also signing on till May is Axel Orrstrom, a 21-year old Finnish midfielder.

Both will be added to Saturday’s squad for the trip to Firs Park.

The boss told us : “Chris will give us additional options up front, whilst the Finnish lad we’ve had on trial and I’ve seen enough to give him a deal.

“They will be included in my plans for the East Stirling game.”

Dumbarton are second from bottom of the Scottish senior leagues, but they have a fair bit of history. I would be intrigued to learn about the economics of this deal, as I hadn’t thought players in the Scottish Third Division made much money. I suppose to lure of playing in a bigger league with more visibility to scouts played a role for Orrström, as well as the adventure. He’s only 21, and if you can’t go and enjoy a deep fried pizza and buckfast diet at that age, when can you?

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