Manager out to ‘freshen things up’

Sep 8, 2021

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has stepped up moves to bring fresh bodies into his Blue Toon squad following Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat from East Fife.

That loss knocked McInally’s side out of the SPFL Trust Trophy and Scotland’s longest serving manager believes that the performance against the Fifers emphasised the need to strengthen as he explained: “No-one likes losing games, especially in a cup-tie, and at home, but I am glad that we played on Saturday as it confirmed the belief that had been growing in that we needed to freshen things up. We assembled a good squad during the summer however recent results and performances have shown me that there is a need to add more depth in certain areas.”

“League 1 clubs have until the end of this month the chance to bring in loan players and I am in the process of firming up a couple of deals that where tentatively discussed before the end of August deadline for Premiership and Championship clubs. The Chairman is board with the need to strengthen so we are working on that now.”

“Defenders and strikers have been offered to us so we will see where we end up. We have had a defender in training with us however any deal there is not straightforward due to issues away from Peterhead.”