Club News


Wed 25 Jul 2012

Robbie Winters and Dean Cowie, who have been trial with Peterhead this pre-season, have now put pen to paper on contracts as Jim McInally puts the final touches to his squad before the new campaign kicks off.

37-year old Winters has signed a short term deal at Balmoor, and celebrated by netting the only goal of the game in tonight's 1-0 win over Fraserburgh, as Peterhead retained the Buchan Cup. That followed his two-goal display against Huntly on Sunday.

Callum Macdonald and Robbie Winters with the Buchan Cup

Speaking after tonight's match, McInally said of the former Dundee United, Aberdeen and Scotland man "It was typical Robbie. He just didn't panic. He nearly scored a goal like that at Huntly as well.

"You can see what he brings to us. His link-up play is excellent, his knowledge of the game. Hopefully over the next five weeks or so we can utilise that.

"He's here until the end of August and hopefully it works out for both of us that we can make it longer term. We're quite happy and Robbie's quite happy, but the problem is that if he does that well, somebody else might make him an offer.

"It's a chance worth taking for us, and I'm glad he's here."

Winters has won titles in each of the last three seasons, having earned back-to-back winners medals with Livingston in Division Three and Division Two, before again taking honours in the bottom tier with Alloa Athletic last term.

Meanwhile, Dean Cowie returns to Balmoor for a second spell following time with Turriff United and Fraserburgh, and also in Australia. After starting tonight's match, he has now featured against both of his more local former clubs in pre-season.

Cowie also faced Huntly on Sunday, and after that 6-1 win McInally said "As soon I came to Peterhead he came to see me. He'd just come back from Australia but I think he felt he wasn't ready to do himself justice so he went to Fraserburgh.

"I watched him play in the Aberdeenshire Cup final, and he is my cup of tea. He's aggressive, neat and tidy on the ball and he gets about the park. I think he's got a lot of assets that we're missing from our team.

Dean Cowie

"The pleasing thing is that it shows his ambition. I think he'd been offered a better deal elsewhere, a significantly better deal."

Cowie has signed a one-year deal on his return to the club.