Sports Editor Fronts Pro Plans from Football Team

An oldie, but still a goody: The Scottish Sun’s sports editor, Iain King, is spearheading a campaign to have professional football played at East Kilbride.

Reports the October 15 edition of the local newspaper, the East Kilbride News, King – who won this year’s Sports News Writer of the Year title at the Scottish Press Awards in April – is part of a consortium aiming to turn East Kilbride Thistle into a professional team.

King is quoted, saying: “East Kilbride is really a city now, it’s a footballing hotbed and we should have a professional team here. If somewhere like Annan Athletic can have a professional team, why can’t East Kilbride?”

The plans are being backed by a James Kean, described as a ‘property tycoon’.

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