AIRDRIE, who are challenging for a place in the premier division, last

night signed 35-year-old central defender Tom McAdam from Motherwell

with the idea of giving him a position as player-coach. No fee was


Broomfield manager Jimmy Bone said: ''I have 16 full-time players

here, and I am training them myself because my backroom staff are

part-time. Tom now will be able to help me, and this is the reason

Motherwell allowed him to leave. I must thank manager Tommy McLean for

letting him join us without a fee.''

McAdam will make his debut for Airdrie on Saturday against St

Johnstone at McDiarmid Park -- the only Scottish senior ground where

McAdam has not played.

FORFAR Athletic have transferred striker Brian Grant to Ross County