BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press
David Hutton has lauded the influence of his daughter’s godfather, Andy Goram, after Dunfermline made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who was released by Ayr United in the summer after two successful seasons at Somerset Park, has become Allan Johnston’s latest summer signing for the Pars.
He will fill the void between the sticks left by the departures of Ryan Scully, Ryan Goodfellow and Jamie Wilson.
Former Aberdeen youngster Hutton has enjoyed stints with Petershill, Queen of the South, Hamilton and Morton – however he credits his time working with Goram at Clyde as the most important of his career.
The new Dunfermline number one said: “Andy was my coach at Clyde, I supported Rangers as a boy and obviously growing up idolising him.
“He is a good influence and I have always looked up to him.
“Now he is like one of the family, he is the godfather to my daughter and I speak to him everyday.”
Hutton’s switch to Fife heralds a reunion with Johnston after the duo worked together at Queen of the South.
He told DAFC.co.uk: “He was a great player, an unbelievable player but he knows me inside out as well. That was a factor that he knew me and having nothing to doubt in me.”