Berwick manager Ian Little has moved to strengthen his defence by capturing free agent left-back Sam Daniel on a contract until the end of the season.

Daniel, 22, played for Hearts at youth level before moving to Spartans FC for the 2014/15 season. Since then, he has played his football out in the USA at the University of Mobile in Alabama.

The defender was recruited by University of Mobile Head Coach, Dan Whelan, a former Blackburn Rovers player and, while he was over there, he combined his football with an International Business combined with Humanities degree.

Now back in living in Edinburgh, ‘Gers fans will be hoping Daniel effectively fills a left-back role that is currently undermanned following the departures of Gregor Donald, who went back to parent club Livingston earlier this month, and Ciaran Brian, who left the club after the defeat to BSC Glasgow to take up a professional contract in Sweden.

Speaking about the signing of Daniel, who goes straight into the squad for this weekend’s Lowland League clash against East Stirlingshire at Shielfield Park, manager Ian Little said:

“After four years in the USA on a scholarship, Sam arrived back in the UK two weeks ago and came along to training, where he impressed the management team and his new teammates.

“Now that his international clearance has come through, we’re delighted to be able to welcome Sam to the squad. He has shown in his short time with us that he has real quality and we’re confident that he’ll be a strong addition.”

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