Want fills a need

Feb 25, 2022

Peterhead have filled the gap in their squad caused by defensive injuries by bringing in Shaun Want from Championship club Hamilton Accies.

The six foot two inch tall 25 year old has featured in over 60 games for the Lanarkshire side, who he is contracted to until the end of next season, was made aware of the chance of joining the Blue Toon earlier this week and used Tuesday night’s game at Falkirk as a chance to meet his potential new team-mates.

Want is added to manager Jim McInally’s squad for the visit of Dumbarton tomorrow with the Balmoor boss saying: “I knew we had a chance of bringing in Shaun on Tuesday. We could not get it done on time for the Falkirk game however the fact that he came along and spoke to David Nicholls, Simon Ferry, and I as well as meeting the boys, showed us how much he wanted to come to Peterhead.”

“He lost his place in the Hamilton team earlier this season after suffering a head injury however they have big hopes for him next season and see playing regularly for us as great preparation for that.”

The performance of Peterhead in their Scottish Cup tie against Dundee helped clinch the deal with McInally explaining: “The Accies boss, Stuart Taylor, has a very firm belief in how he wants his side to play football. He had watched our game with Dundee and saw that we played in the manner that he likes in terms of energy, passing and attacking.”

“I don’t think we would have been able to bring Shaun in if we played the game in a different manner.”