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Carmichael set for a third Raydale spell

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By Zac Hannay
Annan and Eskdale
Dan looking forward to Gretna return

FORMER Queens’ favourite Dan Carmichael cannot wait to get started again in the Lowland League with Gretna 2008 following a spell with Threave Rovers.

Dan’s skill and experience will be sure to add strength to a new look Gretna squad, he will also be helping to coach the new under 19s team at Raydale.

He said: “At the end of the season I knew that Threave were going into the West, Gretna asked me to come back and be part of a project.

“They are building a young squad and I think I’m going to be one of the oldest there.

“I will be doing coaching with the under 19s team as well, just helping out.”

Reflecting on his spell in the South of Scotland League, Dan said: “Threave are a great club with great facilities, I’ve known Vinnie (Parker) for years. I was gutted when I left, but at the same time buzzing to go back to Gretna.”

Alongside football Dan works as a roofer and coaches at SkillSkool. He also plans to go through his coaching badges, although he is unsure if being a manager is for him.

Dan said: “I miss full time football but part time is the way to go for me now.”

Meanwhile, Gretna manager Stephen Hatfield has further bolstered his squad in the last week with the addition of defender Todd Teviotdale and attacker Dean Apicella.

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