Everyone connected with Peterhead will be delighted to learn that both Andy McCarthy and Russell McLean have been given the green light to return to training after lengthy spells out.
Midfielder McCarthy suffered an ankle injury in the final warm-up game for the new season back in July whilst striker McLean has been out of action since April due to a niggling knee injury that required surgery.
Balmoor boss Jim McInally said: “Andy is now pain free in his ankle for the first time since he was injured. He has done some light running and other work and feels good so he will come back in to work with the rest of the boys next week.”
“Everyone knows how highly Andy is rated here by both the management team, and the players who voted him as their Player of the Year last season. He has been missed and keeping hold of him during the summer despite interest elsewhere was a great bit of business by the club.”
“We will see the benefit of that on the park soon.”
As for last season’s top goalscorer McLean, Jim said: “Russell is back running now and got the all clear to step things up so he will join up with the rest of the squad soon as well.”
“We have had a tough time with injuries but there is some light at the end of the tunnel soon.”
An update on Hamish Ritchie, who suffered a long -injury in the first game of this season against Aberdeen, will be issued soon.