Iain Russell sets sights on Premiership after joining boyhood idols Airdrie



IAIN Russell has set his sights on trying to shoot Airdrie back to the Premiership after revealing he hopes to finish his career with his boyhood idols.

The former Motherwell, Morton, Livingston and Queen of the South attacker penned a two-year deal with the Diamonds this week after the emotional pull of playing for his childhood favourites proved too strong.

Russell is the grandson of the legendary former Airdrie player and manager, Ian McMillan, who is now the club’s honorary president, and has followed the club throughout his life.

Iain Russell Airdrie
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And the 33-year-old has massive ambitions for the League One club, who are resuming their full-time status in time for next season.

Russell said: “Hopefully it won’t be in two years’ time when this contract ends but, eventually, I would like to finish my career at Airdrie, that’s definitely the aim.

“To get a two-year deal at my age is great.

“But I want to kick on and help Airdrie get to the Championship and maybe even back to the Premiership in my career.

“That’s the aim for me, personally.”