Turriff United manager Kris Hunter hopes to make loan signing Greg Sim’s move to the Haughs a permanent one in the summer.
Sim, who has returned to Turriff on loan from Formartine United, impressed in his side’s goalless draw at Highland League champions Buckie Thistle on Wednesday and Turriff boss Hunter would like to bring the goalkeeper back to the club on a permanent deal.
He said: “Greg is a good talker and has good hands, and it’s a bonus to get him in.
“Aaron Sherman has done well but we wanted to give Greg a chance.
“He’s probably a better talker than Sherman but you need competition for places.
“It’s a loan for now but hopefully there is scope to do something at the end of the season.
“Greg enjoyed his time here previously and we’ll see if we can make something happen.”
Hunter’s side had a youthful look to it at Victoria Park as he gives some of the club’s under-20 squad and youth players a chance to stake their claim for a place in the squad next season and he is confident several young players can make the step up to the first-team squad in the weeks and months ahead.
He said: “There were a lot of positives to take from the performance against Buckie. We gave some youngsters a chance and I thought young Angus Grant did brilliant.
“It’s refreshing to see young boys making their debuts and wanting to do well.
“We’re assessing the squad in the remaining games but I always enjoy seeing youngsters showing a bit of promise and hopefully some of these lads can become good Highland League players.
“I’ve seen a lot of young lads come into my teams over the years.
“It’s great to see them go on and develop into better players and I believe we’ve got a lot of young players here who have a chance.”