IT will be a family affair in Clacks this season after Peter Grant made one of his sons Alloa Athletic's second signing of the window. 

Ray Grant linked up with his dad at the Recs this week when he put pen-to-paper on a deal to join the part-timers. 

The 23-year-old turned down a contract with League One Clyde earlier this year, where he had played since February 2018. 

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The diminutive midfielder, compared by some to the retired Iain Flannigan, sparkled during his time in Lanarkshire, winning the Bully Wee's player of the season in 2020. 

Grant told Advertiser Sport: "We are delighted with it and over the summer he had made the decision to leave Clyde and was taking time to see what he wanted to do.

"He has always wanted to play at the highest and to challenge himself. That's been his goal.

"I asked him and spoke about him and knew there had been chat about him coming in last summer before I joined. 

"I didn't think it was appropriate at that moment of time but knew why people were saying it. He had done so well in the previous seasons.

"His performances have deserved it and he is here on merit."

Grant added: "When I asked him to sign, his immediate answer was no but it's because I am his dad. I asked him if he would sign if Paddy [Connolly] is manager and he said it would be a no-brainer.

"I understand the reason why. He's a popular boy in the dressing room and loved it at Clyde. It's a chance to play in the Championship and that's what I could offer." 

Ray is a product of Norwich City's academy, making his senior debut for the English side in an FA Cup tie in 2017. 

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Grant's eldest son, also Peter, is currently in League Two with Queen's Park. The 26-year-old made two appearances for the Spiders after joining in January.

Ray becomes the Wasps' second signing of the window following the move for Nicky Jamieson, who was also playing with the Hampden side.