Sheerin adds two to squad

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ARBROATH manager Paul Sheerin has added two new faces to his squad but insists he will not be rushed into signing any other players.

On Monday the boss managed to snap up former Raith Rovers defender Kevin Brown and midfielder Pedram Ardallany, formerly of Partick Thistle, who featured in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Stirling Albion at Gayfield to send the Lichties to the top of Division Two.

Mr Sheerin now has a squad of 19 players and has managed to assemble his team under his allowed budget.

And even though he admits there is still scope to bring players in, the gaffer told HeraldSport he is more than happy with his current crop.

He said: “Even though we are under budget we are not in any hurry to just bring people in because we can.

“The money is there but it certainly isn’t burning a hole in my pocket.

“I thought Pedram played well on Saturday and he gives us more options in the final third.

“He can play up front or right midfield and being 22 he is still a good age.

“Kevin Brown is one we have been looking at for a while but he has been playing in Iceland and there were things to sort out contract wise before he could come to the club.

“We are in a good position at the moment and we always have emergency loans if we need to take them during the season.”

Saturday’s victory over Stirling Albion meant the Lichties kept up their 100 per cent home record and are currently level on points with Stenhousemuir at the top of the table.

But despite their excellent start to the season, Mr Sheerin warns of a tough time ahead.

He explained: “It is still very early days yet although it is nice to be up amongst it at the top.

“Out of four games, three have been at home which has obviously been beneficial because we have a good record at Gayfield.

“I think once we play everybody once we will have a better idea.

“When you look at it we have Dumbarton away after the break and then the likes of Airdrie, Brechin and Cowdenbeath which will all be tough games.

“Hopefully having a free weekend tomorrow (Saturday) will allow us to get all the squad back fit.

“And for Dumbarton next week we should only be missing Jordan Elfverson.”