Club News

Central defender's loan cut short

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Liam Gordon has returned to parent club St Johnstone, without kicking a ball for Peterhead.

The young defender, who earlier this month agreed terms with the Blue Toon until the end of the season, was set to make his debut against Queen's Park this weekend.

However, the Perth Saints have recalled Gordon to ensure they have adequate cover for the remainder of the campaign.

Updating developments, Balmoor boss Jim McInally said: "Tommy Wright phoned me yesterday asking for our permission for Liam to go back."

"It's because our former player Ally Gilchrist requires another operation and Tommy wants to make sure he has cover in that position should he get any more injuries in his squad."

"We reluctantly agreed, as we always do in this kind of situation, because he is St Johnstone's player first and foremost."

"We have got a good relationship with St Johnstone so we have allowed him to return."

Gordon's exit, the departure of Scott Rumsby and Saturday's suspension of Scott Ross has left Peterhead short in central defence for the Queen's Park game.

However, Ryan Strachan is back in contention again while McInally has not ruled out the possibility of bringing in a replacement for Gordon.

The Blue Toon manager added: "Although I thought we were finished in the transfer market, we might not be yet."

By Glenn Moir