Former DPMM FC player McLean starts for Greenock Morton in Scottish League Cup

Fadhil Yunus

Former DPMM FC’s import player Brian McLean was selected in the starting line-up for current club Greenock Morton against Queen of the South during the opening group stage match of the 2020-2021 Scottish League Cup at Cappielow Park in Scotland recently.

McLean’s current side lost in penalties against their Scottish Championship rivals after the match had ended 2-2 in regulation time.

As a draw does not apply in the competition, Greenock Morton were awarded a point while Queen of the South collected two points on the basis of the outcome of the penalties.

The Singapore league winner joined the Ton in July 2019 on a one-year deal following a short spell with Dumbarton in the same year.

He made 10 league appearances and scored one goal last season in the Scottish second tier, which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The gaffer has done great in bringing the right personnel. It’s all about having that character and the determination and discipline helps because we’re all in this together,” McLean told Ton TV.

File photo shows Greenock Morton’s Brian McLean celebrating. PHOTO: GREENOCK MORTON

“I’ve said it before that there is no ‘I’ in the team. If we’re together, then we will achieve things and go on the right path. I’m looking forward to the new campaign,” added McLean, who won the Icelandic Cup with IBV in 2017.

The Rutherglen-born played for several clubs in Scotland including Motherwell and Dundee United before making the switch to DPMM FC in 2015.

The centre back played an instrumental role in the Gegar Gegar’s men’s maiden title triumph in his debut season in the Singapore League (now Singapore Premier League).

He scored his first goal for DPMM FC against Hougang and formed a solid partnership with former teammate Boris Raspudic.

After leaving the club in 2016, McLean returned to the Sultanate for his second spell two years later.

In August last year, McLean scored the winner as Greenock Morton staged a stunning comeback in a 3-2 win against Partick Thistle.

The 35-year-old could feature against Queen’s Park in their second Scottish League Cup group stage match on October 14.

His new club will begin the new campaign in the Scottish Championship against Alloa Athletic three days later.