BY IAIN COLLIN – CAPITAL CITY PRESS
New Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish has been handed a huge boost after skipper John Armstrong and stalwart defender Kenny Adamson agreed new deals to stay at the club.
Nish, who made former Celtic, Raith Rovers and Alloa Athletic striker Greig Spence his first signing at the weekend, was left with a threadbare squad following his appointment as Jimmy Nicholl’s successor last week.
However, after returning from his SFA coaching course, the ex-Hibernian and Kilmarnock marksman has moved quickly to strengthen ahead of life in League One.
Armstrong has played over 200 games for Cowdenbeath since initially moving to Central Park on loan from Hearts eight years ago and his absence through injury last season was a major blow to the club’s ill-fated bid to avoid relegation.
Adamson, likewise, has made over 200 appearances since joining the Blue Brazil in 2007 and the pair have been joined by 20-year-olds Liam Callaghan and Craig Johnston in agreeing to remain at Cowdenbeath.
Nish said: “I’m delighted to get these four re-signed for next season; the squad is taking shape slowly but surely.
“John and Kenny, in particular, are big signings for us because they have been such great servants to the club for a long time now and are influential players.”