ARBROATH manager Paul Sheerin has completed his final bit of business of the transfer window with a loan signing.
The boss has brought midfielder Euan Smith from Hibernian until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old can play either wide left or right and the manager is hoping his presence will help freshen up the team.
The manager told HeraldSport: “Euan has been playing for Hibs under-20s and can play either wide left or right or forward but more often than not he has been playing wide right.
“It is one of the areas we have been looking at so we are hopeful he will bring something to the team.
“He is somewhat untried but he is coming from a great club so will have been given a good grounding as Hibs have a tradition of developing good youth players.
“We had tried to get a couple more in and had been keen on Mark Corcoran from Ross County as well but unfortunately he decided to sign for Stenhousemuir.”
And with a new player coming in, several players have made the decision to leave the club.
The boss added: “Joe Prince-Wright and Darren Gribben left the club after training on Wednesday night while we decided to let go Keiran Brennan on Monday.
“It has been a tough one for Keiran as Colin Hamilton has done so well since coming in.
“But like I said it was a case of moving players out before I could bring them in.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the start of two weeks on the road for the Lichties with a clash against Stenhousemuir before a trip to Albion Rovers the week after. And the boss has targeted four points as a respectable return from the fixtures.
He said: “I would say four points would be a good return but of course we are wanting maximum points. But we know these two trips won’t be easy.
“Hopefully the players I have brought in will freshen things up and it will be good to get everybody on their toes.
“Mark Baxter should be OK for the game as he had a niggle and was taken off more as a precaution on Saturday. But I should have a full squad to chose from.”
After weather wiped out a home game against Alloa and a trip to Stranraer the two weeks previous, the Lichties were glad to get back to action on Saturday and recorded a 3-1 win over Forfar.
He boss added: “It was an encouraging performance and Chissy (Ross Chisholm) and big Bayney (Graham Bayne) made excellent debuts.”