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French full-back on Blue Toon radar

Thu 03 Aug 2017

Peterhead boss hoping to conclude his latest signing in the next few days Peterhead boss hoping to conclude his latest signing in the next few days

 

Peterhead are homing in on the signing of French full-back Mikael Ngango Dikobo.

The left-sided player has most recently spent time in Slovakia with Lokomotiva Zvolen.

The transfer is nearing completion and once the paperwork has been concluded, the 24 year old will provide increased competition for places. 

The Blue Toon are currently without a recognised left-back following the summer departure of Steven Noble, although the versatile Jamie Stevenson has caught the eye in that position since the start of the new campaign.

Balmoor boss Jim McInally said: "For a few weeks now, we have been trying to bring Mikael over."

"We are close to getting his international clearance but it has been a long, drawn-out affair."

"As well as Jamie has done, we do feel as though we need that balance of a left-sided player, which would give us the option of switching Jamie back over to the other side of the park."

"Although Jason Brown has been terrific so far, I'm sure he would agree he is more comfortable being a defender rather than running up and down the flank so getting a natural left back in would give us the option to mix things up."

"Hopefully we can give that transfer sorted out soon so that we can get Mikael over sometime next week and get him up to speed."

The raft of new arrivals have been a success so far, playing their part in Peterhead's three wins from their four Betfred Cup group games.

Ultimately, the Blue Toon were denied a place in the last 16 but, for blooding in the new players, the competition served its purpose.

The Peterhead manager added: "The lads have all settled in quickly, which has been really pleasing, and they showed up well in the Betfred Cup."

"That's the positive aspect of the group stage format, playing four games in a short space of time."

"It's gets everybody together and I'm just delighted that the players seem to have gelled quite quickly."

 

By Glenn Moir