RONNIE McFall believes new signing Gary Twigg can become a Portadown legend in years to come.
Twigg signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Shamrock Park Reds on Tuesday to end simmering speculation over his future.
Ports fans have been spoiled by a list of legendary strikers over the years.
Stevie Cowan, Sandy Fraser, Vinny Arkins, Gary Haylock – prolific hitmen who helped bring major silverware success to the club.
McFall believes Glaswegian Twigg can add his name to the pantheon of greats over the coming seasons.
“He is right up there with Cowan, Fraser, Arkins and Haylock – and the rest,” McFall said.
“He is a natural finisher, and that is something you can’t teach or coach. You are either born with it or you are not.
“He is certainly right up there with them.
“We have chased Gary for a long time. Obviously we are delighted to have signed him.
“You look at the history of Portadown Football Club – any success we have had has always had Scotsmen in the team.
“So it comes as a bonus that Gary hails from Scotland, and we hope he can bring some success to this club.”
Twigg is no stranger to success having just signed off on a successful three-and-a-half-year spell with Shamrock Rovers.
The former Brechin City forward scored 81 goals in 111 games during his time in the League of Ireland, helping Rovers win back-to-back titles in 2010 and ‘11.
He also lifted the all-Ireland Setanta Sports Cup in 2011.
Now Twigg – who won’t be available for Portadown until January – has set his sights on major trophy success with his new club.
“I want to try and continue the success. I want to win as many trophies as I can,” Twigg told the press at Shamrock Park on Tuesday.
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