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New striker aiming to be Blue Toon’s Karim of crop

Thu 01 Mar 2018

Former Edinburgh City frontman hoping to help Blue Toon’s title push Former Edinburgh City frontman hoping to help Blue Toon’s title push

New Peterhead forward Karim Belmokhtar is targeting a regular place in the team after signing a contract until the end of the season.

The French-Algerian made three substitute appearances as a trialist for the Blue Toon in League 2 last month.

The 21 year old, who scored in the recent win at Cowdenbeath, did enough to convince boss Jim McInally he was worth keeping.

Belmokhtar faces a challenge to get into the starting line-up with Russell McLean in his best form of the season and talisman Rory McAllister nearing a return from an ankle injury.

The former Edinburgh City striker, however, is ready to prove his worth and aid the Buchan club’s title challenge in the final quarter of the campaign.

Belmokhtar said: “I was more happy than surprised when I heard that Peterhead wanted to sign me because they are good club in this league.”

“Hopefully I can score some goals and help the team. I just want to go out and play.”

“There are good strikers here but I like competition so I need to train well and work hard to get my place and I know I can do it.”

“I was at Edinburgh City for a short time earlier this season but I have been training and keeping myself fit.”

“I have signed until the end of the season and after that, we will see what happens.”

“But it is possible I could stay here for longer.”


By Glenn Moir