Chris Templeman signs for Montrose following Forfar Athletic release

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Montrose have completed the signing of veteran striker Chris Templeman after his release from Forfar Athletic.

The 35-year-old has agreed a deal until the end of the season following the mutual termination of his contract with the Loons.

It brought an end to a seven-year spell at Station Park in which he notched 68 goals in 268 games.

Gable Endies gaffer Paul Hegarty wasted no time in adding the 6’5” front man to his youthful squad as he looks for a return to their early season form.

Paul said: “I am delighted because experienced players like Chris are few and far between, especially at this stage of the season.”

Templeman began his career with Dunfermline in 1997 and after loan spells with Stirling Albion and Dumbarton, he joined Brechin City in 2001.

He helped the Glebe Park side win the Third Division title in 2002 before a move to Morton in December 2004.

Released by Morton in early 2008, Chris joined East Fife before moving to Angus the following year.

Fans can be excited by the proposition of Templeman playing alongside club top scorer Gary Fraser, with the towering forward’s tremendous hold-up play and ball control likely to give Fraser ample opportunity to add to his tally of 12 goals.

Templeman goes right into the playing pool for this Saturday’s League Two clash with Clyde at Links Park.