Elgin City manager Gavin Price hopes to add to his squad before tonight’s transfer deadline after Caley Thistle recalled left back Cameron Harper from his loan spell.
Harper’s month-long stint was yesterday ended by Caley Jags, with the 18-year-old making four League 2 appearances for the Moray outfit.
Inverness manager John Robertson has opted to bring Harper back to Caledonian Stadium for the remainder of the campaign however, after the Championship side’s defensive options were reduced by the departures of Coll Donaldson and Jamie McCart earlier this month.
The news is a blow for Price, who had hoped to retain Harper until the end of the season.
With Euan Spark and Andy McDonald still sidelined through injury and Darryl McHardy having been loaned to Rothes, Harper’s departure has forced Price to dip into the transfer market in search of further cover.
Price said: “We might possibly be looking at bringing one in now that Cameron has gone back. We are working on that.
“We wanted to keep Cameron, but with Inverness’ own problems they have had to get him back.
“With losing Jamie McCart earlier in the week it has made them a bit light, so it’s unfortunate but there is nothing we can do about it.”
Harper, who has seven Caley Jags first team appearances to his name, had been drafted in by Price after regular left back Spark suffered a knee injury in the 2-0 defeat to Cove Rangers on December 28.
Central defender McDonald has also been sidelined with a knee injury, which has kept the former St Mirren player out since the 0-0 draw at Cowdenbeath on December 7.
Price is hopeful both players are edging closer to a return, adding: “Euan Spark is on the way back. He’s getting closer, but he’s not quite ready yet.
“Andy McDonald’s scans showed him to be all-clear, so he should hopefully be on the road to recovery sooner rather than later.”