Toon secure Kerloch Oil Tools deal

Peterhead FC Vice Chairman Ian Grant with Kerloch Oil Tools' Business Development Manager Tony McDermid.
Peterhead FC Vice Chairman Ian Grant with Kerloch Oil Tools' Business Development Manager Tony McDermid.

Peterhead FC officially unveiled Kerloch Oil Tools as its new match shirt sponsor before Saturday’s cup tie against Alloa.

Negotiations have been ongoing throughout the summer to replace former club sponsor Bon Accord Glass.

At one point it looked as though the club would have to bring on board several smaller investors but now the Aberdeen-based firm has signed a one-year sponsorship deal covering both the Toon’s match shirts and hospitality.

Peterhead’s Vice Chairman Ian Grant, who hopes a longer-term deal can be struck at the end of this season, met with a representative from Kerloch Oil Tools before the match. Mr Grant said: “We’d like to thank Kerloch for their sponsorship.

“Hopefully we can build a long and fruitful relationship with them.”

He was joined by Kerloch’s Business Development Manager, Tony McDermid. He said: “We’re hoping it will be a successful season.

“I think we’ve joined Peterhead at just the right time.”

The 2-0 defeat to Alloa in the Scottish League Cup was the second time the team had worn the new strip, having played in it previously in the win against Brechin.

Despite the loss, Kerloch are partnering Peterhead FC at a crucial moment as Jim McInally looks to take his side one better than last season and gain promotion to the new Scottish League One.

The Toon are favourites for the League Two title this year and will fill column inches in newspapers up and down the country.

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