Blether: Arbroath sign Graeme Conning from Dundee North End

Graeme Conning, front with football between his legs, in the North End side who beat Comre Colliery in the Scottish Junior Cup
Graeme Conning, front with football between his legs, in the North End side who beat Comre Colliery in the Scottish Junior Cup

Continuing the new feature in which we’ll take a look back on the information which appeared in newspapers when local footballers stepped up to the senior grade.

From September 1970 . . .

Arbroath manager Albert Henderson has signed Graeme Conning from Dundee North End.

The 19-year-old apprentice coppersmith was the ‘Newman’ who played in the centre for Brechin City against the Red Lichties at Gayfield on Wednesday.

Arbroath also had Conning, 5 ft 9 in and weighing 10 st 12 lb, on trial in a reserve game last week.

Conning, who was released by Dundee at the end of last season, will be included in the Arbroath second string to meet Kelso away from home on Saturday.

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