A Savoury deal for Peterhead

Oct 14, 2021

Peterhead have agreed terms with former Celtic attacker Grant Savoury and should the paperwork be completed in time the 21-year-old will be in manager Jim McInally’s plans for Saturday’s trip to Alloa.

Savoury was the mystery trialist who turned out for the Blue Toon in a closed-door game last week and the youngster earned his chance with the Balmoor side by scoring a second half hat-trick.

During his time coming through the ranks at Celtic Savoury played in the Challenge Cup, as well as the Europa Youth League, with a loan stint at Edinburgh City cut short by the covid epidemic.

Jim explained how the move happened by saying: “Our Club Scout Mick Murphy knows Grant from his time working at Celtic and kept in touch with him after he was released from them. Mick asked Grant if he wanted to come in and train with us to keep himself in shape.”

“Things have grown from there as Grant liked what we do off the pitch and enjoyed being in with the boys. I could see in training that he had ability but I wanted to see him in a game so everything came together last week.”

“He did well and showed that he could finish with both feet. All being well he will add another threat to our attack.”

Jim added: “I have to thank the chairman Rodger Morrison and his board for pushing the boat out even further to help us add Grant.”