Forfar deal in attacker as another departs

PJ Crossan has departed Station Park. Pic by Michael GillenPJ Crossan has departed Station Park. Pic by Michael Gillen
PJ Crossan has departed Station Park. Pic by Michael Gillen
It’s been one in and one out over the past seven days at Forfar’s Station Park.

Manager Gary Irvine completed his seventh signing over the weekend ahead of Tuesday night’s Premier Sports Cup tie against Queen’s Park.

Joshua Jack, 21, has become the club’s latest signing with the attack-minded midfield player signing a one-year deal with the League Two promotion hopefuls.

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Jack was listed as a trialist in the pre-season fixtures against Alloa and the Washington Huskies.

He is a product of the Celtic youth system but moved on to St. Mirren in 2018.

While there he had loan spells at Clyde and Albion Rovers before being released by St Mirren.

But leaving the club is striker PJ Crossan.

The club announced this week that Crossan had been “released from his contractual obligations” to the club following discussions with the management team.

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The former Dunfermline striker joined Forfar from Dumbarton and made 23 starting appearances last season as well as 16 from the bench.

The club said: “Work commitments now see PJ travelling throughout the length and breadth of Scotland and while he was finding it difficult in the dying embers of last season to fit in with the Athies training schedule, he had found it an impossibility this time round.

"PJ has now decided to hang up his boots for a period but has not ruled out a return to the game at some point in the future.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”

On Saturday Forfar play host to Hamilton Athletic.

Kick off is 3pm.