McI­nally signs de­fender McMullin and says ‘oui’ to French trio

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - Sport -

Jim McI­nally last night signed Partick This­tle de­fender Michael McMullin and his search for new play­ers will con­tinue next week with the Peter­head man­ager set to run the rule over three French tri­al­ists.

McMullin, who can play left back or in cen­tral de­fence, moves to Bal­moor for the rest of the sea­son. For­mer Sten­house­muir and Dun­fermline for­ward Al­lan Smith is train­ing with the club af­ter his re­lease from For­far and will be joined by three more play­ers hop­ing to win a con­tract at Bal­moor.

McI­nally said: “I have got three French tri­al­ists com­ing over next week. Ide­ally, I’d like to get some more play­ers in sooner rather than later but a lot of play­ers like to wait un­til the end of the month.”

But one player is set to leave, with Scott Rumsby ex­pected to com­plete his move to Sten­house­muir to­day af­ter Peter­head agreed to can­cel his con­tract. McI­nally agreed to let the cen­tral de­fender leave the club as new loan sign­ing Liam Gor­don pre­pares to make his de­but at Al­loa to­day. McI­nally added: “Scott asked if he could pos­si­bly move on.

“Cow­den­beath were in touch ask­ing if I would let him go and I agreed I would if that was what the player wanted. I ex­pect it to be con­firmed soon.”

Af­ter Satur­day’s 3-2 home de­feat by League 1 lead­ers Liv­ingston, McI­nally takes his side to se­cond-placed Al­loa to­day.

De­spite los­ing to the Lions, McI­nally was pleased with the per­for­mance and has called for a re­peat to­day.

He said: “If we play like we did against Liv­ingston we would win most of our games in this league. Our first aim is to move out of the bot­tom three and then see how high we can go from there.”

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