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New left back is the missing piece in the puzzle for Peterhead manager Jim McInally

Peterhead boss Jim McInally
Peterhead boss Jim McInally

Peterhead manager Jim McInally believes he is only one signing away from completing his squad for the new season after Jason Brown became the latest Balmoor recruit.

The 21-year-old defender, the younger brother of Blue Toon midfielder Jordon, has featured as a trialist for McInally’s side during pre-season.
Brown, a free agent after being by Caley Thistle, spent time on loan at Arbroath and Cove Rangers last season.

Former Ayr United wide midfielder Paul Cairney and Nigerian-born defensive midfielder Samson Gabriel also joined Peterhead earlier this week.

Ahead of today’s Betfred Cup opener against East Fife at Balmoor, McInally said: “Jason is going to sign a one year deal, which is pleasing as he has impressed me.

“I am happy with the way the squad is shaping up.

“When we get a left back we will be happy with what we have got.

“I feel we just need a left-sided player to give us a bit of balance.

“We may need to wait a couple of weeks for that but we will certainly try.”

Peterhead were the surprise winners of their Betfred Cup group last season, defeating top flight Dundee and Championship side Dumbarton on penalties on their way to topping the table before being knocked out by Rangers in the second round.

McInally would like another run in the competition this season but says winning promotion back to League One remains the overriding priority.

He said: “We have a really tough Betfred Cup group with Hearts and Dunfermline. They are going to be terrific games to play in but it would be nice to come out of the group with a bit of confidence.

“We have had to bed in a lot of new players so we want to come out of these games feeling ready to go in the league.

“I feel all too often we don’t start the season particularly well.


“Even after winning our group last year our first league game was on the Saturday and then we went to Ibrox on the Tuesday in the cup and it almost took away our focus.

“As much as we would like to progress in the cup, the priority is the league, especially this year.

“We are still building up the fitness of certain players.

“Nicky Riley won’t be risked this weekend because he has a calf injury.

“He probably could play at a push but we aren’t going to take any chances.”

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