Peterhead’s efforts to sign Dutch midfielder Marc Klok on loan from Ross County collapsed yesterday when the player chose to stay at Victoria Park.
In Tuesday’s Buchanie we reported that Jim McInally was close to bringing the combative player to Balmoor after agreeing the deal in principle with Staggies boss Derek Adams.
However when Klok returned to Scotland following a weekend off, he turned down a move to the Blue Toon.
Boss McInally - who saw the 20-year-old former FC Utrecht man as a ready-made replacement for injured Dean Cowie - will however be buoyed by the resurgence of Jordon Brown.
Brown starred in Peterhead’s 2-1 victory over title rivals Stirling Albion on Saturday, and if he continues his good form McInally may not need to bring in more bodies.
Klok signed for Ross County last year and made his debut against Cletic in November.
Now Adams is keen for his midfielder to get games and was willing to let him go out on emergency loan.
The decision to stay will likely see Klok spend a period on the Victoria Park sidelines.