We are delighted to announce tonight the signing of Cameron Lisle from Strathspey Thistle.
Cameron has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Station Park and goes straight into our squad for tomorrow’s trip to Wick Academy, pending Scottish FA approval.
The 23-year-old can operate on the right-hand side of the defence or midfield and in the middle of the park.
Cameron came through the youth ranks at Inverness CT before beginning his Highland League career with Clachnacuddin.
He was then snapped up by Brora Rangers and during his time at Dudgeon Park, he spent a brief spell on loan at Rothes in the second half of the 2016/17 season.
His next step was a move to Strathspey Thistle during the 2017/18 campaign, where he has spent the last four seasons and established himself as a mainstay of the Grantown Jags’ line-up.
“It has been a bit of a whirlwind last couple of days but I am delighted to have the move finalised.
“As soon as I was aware that Nairn were interested, it was an option I was keen to explore. I know how well the players are looked after here and everything is setup at the club to take the team on to the next level.
“I know a lot of the players here already, so hopefully that will help me to settle in quickly. There is a fantastic squad of players at the club and I want to add something extra to that.
“I had a great time in my spell at Strathspey Thistle and I would like to thank everyone there for making my time so enjoyable and wish them all the best of the future.
“I am now looking forward to this new challenge and I cannot wait to get started.”
Manager Ronnie Sharp added:
“We have seen Cameron play against us for a number of years and watched him in other games too and he has a lot of attributes which can improve the squad.
“He is a natural right back, which is something we have been lacking over the last few years. He is quick and powerful and has a lot of experience for a player who is still only 23 years old.
“There is still more to come from Cameron given his age and we are looking forward to working with him over the next number of seasons. I am delighted to get him in and I think he will be a great asset for us.”
Director of Football Graeme Macleod said:
“Cameron is a player we have been aware of for a number of years now. He first came to our attentions playing for Clach’s Under-20s and in the Amateur League for Ardersier but he had already agreed to join Brora at that stage.
“He has been a player we have had our eye on again for a number of months now and with his Strathspey contract due to expire in the summer, we were able to agree terms with Cameron for him to link up with us ahead of next season.
“We have now been able to do a deal with Strathspey to bring that forward though and I am really grateful to Ian Anderson at Strathspey for helping us to make that happen.
“Cameron comes from a big footballing family and I am sure he will become a popular player with the supporters. We are delighted to add him to our squad.”