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Transfer activity now finished after perfect 10

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Jack Leitch is pushing for his first start after making his Peterhead debut as a substitute at Annan Jack Leitch is pushing for his first start after making his Peterhead debut as a substitute at Annan

 

Busy boss Jim McInally says he has concluded his transfer business after adding 10 new players to his Peterhead squad over the summer.

French full-back Mikael Ngango Dikobo has now completed his move to Balmoor and could make his debut in the IRN-BRU Cup on Tuesday.

Another recent arrival, former Airdrie midfielder Jack Leitch, is poised for a first start on Saturday when the Blue Toon host Elgin in League 2.

Leitch, who spent pre-season on trial at Inverness Caley Thistle, impressed as a substitute at Annan last weekend, 24 hours after his surprise switch to Peterhead.

McInally said:  "That is us finished making signings now."

"Mikael has now joined us and he trained on Wednesday, although I would say he is two or three weeks behind the rest."

"He will need a couple of training sessions under his belt and I intend getting him in the team against East Fife on Tuesday night."

"But we will take our time in getting him up to speed."

The Balmoor manager continued: "I would expect Jack to play on Saturday after coming on last weekend."  

"He did really well and he plays the game at a good tempo."

"Jack is also left-sided, which gives us a nice balance in midfield, and his signing did come completely under the radar last Friday."

"His father, Scott, had spoken to me and intimated that he had been let down by Inverness and asked if we wanted to take him."

"After speaking to a few people, they told me it was a no-brainer and just now, it looks like that is the case."

 

By Glenn Moir