Murie signs on for Streamers

FORMER Berwick Rangers captain and Hearts defender David Murie has signed for Coldstream until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old defender, who works in the prison service and is restricted due to his shifts, joins the East of Scotland First Division strugglers after an injury-ravaged year at junior Super League side Newtongrange Star. Coldstream assistant manager Jim Rae believes his experience will be a valuable asset to the squad.

“We are delighted to bring in a player of calibre,” said Rae. “David will be an excellent addition to the squad and his experience will be invaluable to the younger members of the team.”

Murie, who can operate at full-back or centre-back, came through the ranks at Hearts with the likes of Gary Locke, Paul Ritchie, Grant Murray and Gary Naysmith and made seven first-team appearances.

After two and a bit seasons at Morton, he joined Berwick in the summer of 2001 and went on to make 196 appearances in five seasons for the Black and Golds before following departed manager John Coughlin to Stenhousemuir in 2006. He then made the switch to Brechin City in January 2007, playing over 50 games for the Second Division side before stepping down to the junior ranks in February 2010.