Peterhead FC: Quiet transfer window ahead - McInally

SCOT LG 2'PETERHEAD V STIRLING ALBION'(DUNCAN BROWN)'' PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER CELEBRATES HIS OPENER
SCOT LG 2'PETERHEAD V STIRLING ALBION'(DUNCAN BROWN)'' PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER CELEBRATES HIS OPENER

Peterhead manager Jim McInally believes his current squad are good enough to win League Two and is unlikely to make wholesale changes during the transfer window.

The one transfer priority for the Blue Toon is to replace talented young centre back Reece Donaldson whose loan from Raith Rovers was cut short.

The Buchanie understands McInally is close to signing a defender and the deal may be concluded in time for Saturday’s match against East Stirling.

McInally said: “If someone comes on the radar who could make us significantly better I would look at that but I’m not going to just change it for the sake of it.

“We have a good squad of players so you don’t want to create hassle by making guys unhappy.”

The only other possibilty for new arrivals is if a key player suffers a long-term injury in the next few weeks.

McInally singled out front men Rory McAllister and Andy Rodgers as vital components of his title-contending team but it is unlikely players of their calibre could be replaced at short notice.

It is also unlikely any of the squad will leave Balmoor before the season is out.

Summer signings Kevin Buchan and Conner McGlinchey have struggled to impose themselves on the team.

Jordon Brown, another arrival in the last window, has also fallen out of favour in recent weeks.

McInally said: “I don’t see anybody going. Nobody’s come to me and asked to leave.

“Of those three, Jordon’s the oldest at 20.

“It would be good to get them games but we haven’t got the biggest squad and letting them go out on loan is not always an option.

“If they did ask though I wouldn’t stand in their way.”

Chairman Rodger Morrison, who this week threw his support behind the ‘magical X factor’ brought to Peterhead by McInally, will back his manager in the window.

He said: “Jim plays his cards close to his chest but if he wants, he will get.

“If he comes to me and asks if funds are available, they will be.”

The transfer window is open until Saturday, February 1.