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Kean for Morton, Walker for Shire

Alex Walker and Stewart Kean
Walker is leaving Cappielow as Kean arrives at Morton

Morton have signed former Queen of the South striker Stewart Kean and allowed defender Alex Walker to join Third Division club East Stirlingshire.

Shire coach Jim McInally signed Walker, 26, for Morton from Rangers in 2005.

McInally said: "Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, I thought he would be a player out of our reach.

"But he is a guy who is now trying to make his way in life with a job outside football and he just wants to play again. We're the beneficiaries."

Walker, who had been loaned to Clyde while with Rangers, had been five years at Cappielow but was farmed out to Brechin City last season to regain fitness after an injury.

Meanwhile, Kean becomes Allan Moore's fifth summer signing since becoming Morton manager.

The 27-year-old, who previously played for Ayr United and St Mirren, was released by Queens this summer after two years with Morton's First Division rivals.

He scored eight goals in 33 appearances last season.

Kean was confirmed as a new signing by Morton on Wednesday along with former Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Graeme Holmes, striker Kevin Kelbie, who had been released by Ballymena United, and ex-Airdrie United defender Marc Smyth.

Moore also returned to his former club, Stirling Albion, to sign winger David O'Brien.

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see also
Anderson makes a return to Shire
15 Jun 10 |  East Stirlingshire
Morton take McNally, lose Russell
11 Jun 10 |  Morton
Holmes joins new faces at Morton
09 Jun 10 |  Morton
Crawley clinch Masterton signing
03 Jun 10 |  Crawley
Queens sign McKenzie and Hyslop
01 Jun 10 |  Queen of the South
McGuffie and Paartalu exit Morton
19 May 10 |  Morton

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