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Scots goalkeeper who went from Hearts to Iceland via Trinidad and Faroes weighs up next adventure ... but dreams of Rangers call

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06.01.2018

It's decision time again for James Baird but this is not a man scared to make big calls.

After all, this is a guy who grabbed his goalkeeper gloves and hopped on a plane to move to the Faroe Islands aged just 18.

He returned to Scotland but then decided to flit all the way to the Caribbean and set up a new life and new home.

Even then, with the pieces all in place, this is a footballer who didn’t blink when the chance came to go to Iceland last summer.

James Baird is a keeper who is always willing to grab the next opportunity in life like it’s a hanging ball to the back post.

Now 34, the former Hearts youth, Livingston, Alloa, Stenhousemuir and Berwick player – we’ll get to the more exotic parts of the CV in a minute – is facing his latest big decision.

He’s spent the last six months in Iceland with Third Division side Snaefell having left Trinidad and Tobago, where he’d lived and played for seven years.

Back in the Caribbean in the first week of 2018, he now has three options on the table, typically on three different points on the globe.

There’s an offer to remain in Trinidad. He could return to Iceland, with a side at a higher level to Snaefell, and there’s another club interested in America. Baird is keeping an open mind – even if it’s an as-yet-unknown Option D that pops up, whether it be in some other far-flung location, or........

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