Peterhead manager Jim McInally is pleased to have landed three new signings.
Seventeen-year-old Dundee midfielder Josh Mulligan has joined the Blue Toon on a season-long loan, while goalkeeper Josh Rae and winger Derryn Kesson have signed permanent contracts.
It is understood Dundee midfielder Lyall Cameron, 17, is also set to join the Buchan outfit on a loan deal which is likely to be completed today.
Mulligan played three times for the Dens Park club in last season’s League Cup and featured eight times for Cove Rangers during a two-month loan stint.
McInally said: “He’s quite dynamic for somebody so young and then I saw him in a few reserve games and I’ve seen him play in a variety of positions.
“He’s a boy with a big future. I spoke to Gordon Strachan (Dundee’s technical director) and he rates him highly and I know James McPake rates him highly as well.
“I think for Josh this could be another good step for him in terms of getting more experience because I don’t think it will be long before he’s featuring in the first team at Dundee.”
Ex-Celtic and Leeds youth goalkeeper Rae, 19, featured as a trialist in Saturday’s 6-0 friendly win over Dundee North End and McInally said: “Josh is good for his age and will provide good competition for Lenny Wilson.”
Kesson has been with Peterhead throughout pre-season and has impressed McInally who said: “We are giving him an opportunity that he’s always wanted – to showcase his talent.”
Meanwhile, Peterhead will be Covid-19 tested by their League Cup opponents Dundee United tonight.
Lower league clubs are required to test players and staff for coronavirus ahead of facing Premiership sides – who have been testing since returning for pre-season training in June – in the League Cup group stage.
United have a Covid-19 testing machine and will carry out the Buchan club’s tests at training this evening.
McInally added: “We just thought it was the best way to go really to get tested by the team we’re playing against.
“It might make Dundee United feel a little bit safer as well because they know the situation with us and know that everything has been done properly.
“And the money we’ve got to pay for testing at least somebody else within Scottish football will benefit it from it.
“To get it sorted at training is ideal really so it’s good we’ve managed to come to this arrangement.”