Thanks for the memories Bobby: Ray pays tribute to departing star

Bobby Barr celebrates scoring the opener
Bobby Barr celebrates scoring the opener

Brechin City boss Ray McKinnon led the tributes as winger Bobby Barr agreed terms with League One champions Greenock Morton.

Barr’s move brings an end to two exciting years at Glebe Park that saw him become a fans’ favourite for his explosive playing style.

Ray admitted the 26-year-old forward leaves a big pair of boots to fill but the gaffer said his management team will be looking to fill his role this summer.

The manager said: “Bobby Barr has gone to Morton. We wish Bobby all the best, he was fantastic for us. He’s earned his move.

“His performances have been great and we wish him the best for the future. He was with us for a couple years.

“He’ll be a big miss so we’ll be looking if we can replace him somehow, he was excellent.”

The boss revealed that he’s in talks with a number of players at the moment but said there is just a trio of agreed deals at the moment, but he’s expecting much more movement after conversations wqith the players this week.

McKinnon continued: “There’s nothing happening at the minute, we’re having conversations with the guys this week.

“Paul McLean has signed a new contract, as has Darren McCormack. Andy Jackson has also signed so those three will be here next season.

“We’re in talks with the rest of the players. It’s a good trio to have signed.”

It could be another promotion push for Ray and his side but the boss remained coy about the targets for the 2015/16, pointing out the potential of a resurgent Dunfermline Athletic outfit.

He added: “We don’t set any targets, we just go and take every game like the old cliche.

“We don’t set unrealistic targets.

“Again we’ve got full-time clubs in the league like Dunfermline who realistically should be ahead of us.”