McIntosh on board as gaffer Sheerin boosts squad

Leighton McIntosh, pictured playing for Montrose, could be turning out for the Lichties.
Leighton McIntosh, pictured playing for Montrose, could be turning out for the Lichties.

Arbroath manager Paul Sheerin is hoping to complete some last minute business before the transfer deadline at the end of today (Friday).

The boss has secured the services of Dundee youngster Leighton McIntosh on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has already completed a loan spell at Montrose in 2012/13 scoring seven times in 29 appearances.

And along with the forward, Mr Sheerin is hopeful another player can also be brought in before the window slams shut at midnight tonight and the Lichties face Ayr United at Gayfield tomorrow (Saturday).

However, leaving the club will be striker Graham Bayne, who has parted company with the Lichties.

He told HeraldSport: “We’ve already brought in Kevin Nicoll, Sandy Wood and Paul McManus, which adds to the numbers.

“It has been pretty much agreed that Leighton McIntosh will come on loan until the end of the season and hopefully there will be no issue with that and he will be available for Saturday.

“We’re still trying to get another in and we have a few things in the pipeline so hopefully they can be sorted out before the end of the window.”

After an all round good performance at Ibrox on Saturday, despite going down 3-2 to Rangers, the Lichties welcome Ayr United to Gayfield tomorrow.

And with the Gayfield men only one point above bottom club Airdrie, but six behind East Fife, a win is needed more than ever.

The boss explained: “It wasn’t ideal going to Ibrox on Saturday after getting the monkey off our back the previous week against Stenhousemuir.

“It is not often to have so many positives from a defeat but often teams struggle the week after playing at Ibrox.

“But now we need to win games and it’s vital to get points on the board.”

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