Club News

We will play it by ear in transfer window, states boss

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is refusing to rule out adding to his squad, despite signing Ryan Dow until the end of the season.

Dow, who had been on loan to the Blue Toon, recently left Ross County by mutual consent and pledged his immediate future to the Balmoor club.

McInally believes the 27 year old will be a key player in the second half of the League 2 campaign and has admitted there could be more ins and outs before the January transfer window closes.

McInallly said: “Getting Ryan in was important for us and over the next few weeks, he will get stronger again.”

“Ryan has been up and down from Inverness quite a bit but he is now moving house so once we get him settled and back down the road that should help.”

“Otherwise we will just play it by ear.  It has been a really slow transfer market, especially in the lower leagues.”

“I think in League 2, there has been very little movement so we really need to just wait and see what comes up and be patient.”

“We have got until the end of the month and our loan players don’t finish until the end of January either so we are not in a great hurry to get that sorted out.”

Dow’s arrival last week signified a good start to 2019 but the New Year was not as positive on the pitch as Clyde sent Peterhead crashing to a 2-1 defeat. 

Two late goals were conceded by the Blue Toon, who will look to atone for the slip-up away to basement side Albion Rovers this weekend.

McInally said: “At our level, you will lose games and have some disappointments through the season.”

“We have to take the setbacks on the chin and make sure we bounce back quickly.”

“Against Albion on Saturday, especially at their place, we will 100% need to get on to second balls, get it forward quickly and then play from there.”