Returning Lichtie Ross signs on

Fans will be hopeful that this will not be Steven Doris' last goal for the club.
Fans will be hopeful that this will not be Steven Doris' last goal for the club.

ARBROATH manager Paul Sheerin has completed his first signing of the January transfer window by bringing Ross Chisholm back on board.

The 24-year-old made 21 appearances for the Lichties in the championship winning season of 2010/11 before being snapped up by Dundee.

He had been playing for a Second Division side in Bulgaria but had been actively seeking a move back to Scotland and put pen to paper at Gayfield on Wednesday night.

But as Chisholm moves in, two players have been told they are no longer needed, with both Joe Prince-Wright and Keiran Brennan told they can find new clubs.

The boss told HeraldSport: “Ross was playing in Bulgaria but wasn’t getting paid after being released by Dundee.

“He was wanting to come back to Scotland so it was just a case of picking up the ‘phone.

“We all know what he is about and he gave some top performances when we won the Third Division so I’m sure he will do well.

“On the other hand Joe Prince-Wright and Keiran Brennan have been told they can leave the club and hopefully we can sort that out soon.

“It is unfortunate but if we want to bring people in people have to go too.”

One player who may also be set to leave the club is Steven Doris. As reported last week, the striker has spent the past six days on trial at English Championship club Birmingham City.

The boss explained: “Doris went away to Birmingham on Saturday straight after the Queen of the South game and has been training with them this week.

“Hopefully we will get an idea of what they are thinking and they might want to take him in January for a fee.

“Or they might wait until the summer, which they are well within their rights to do.

“But Steven has told me he has been enjoying it and he will be back for tomorrow’s (Saturday) game.

Visitors to Gayfield tomorrow will be Alloa Athletic who currently sit second in the table.

The Wasps have enjoyed a good season so far after only having been promoted from the Third Division during the last campaign.

And now the boss is hoping his players can bounce back from the 5-1 hammering they endured on Saturday away to Queen of the South.

He added: “Of course we will be wanting to rectify the mistakes from Saturday and try to move forward.

“Queen of the South and Alloa have been the two main teams to beat this season and we already got a result against Alloa at their place.

“So we need to bounce back.”

Stuart Malcolm is the only doubt for the clash with the boss otherwise having a full squad to chose from.

But he is certainly not looking for a repeat of Saturday’s game against the league leaders.

He said: “Saturday was horrible, especially as we did well for the first 45 minutes.”