Cove Rangers were today on the verge of bolstering their stretched squad.
Manager John Sheran announced they are finalising a loan deal for Huntly attacker Matthew McDonald.
The arrangement works for both parties as the 21-year-old is keen to leave Christie Park in search of first team football with Cove needing to bring in reinforcements.
Boss Sheran confirmed before their Highland League match at Fort William tomorrow that the champions are close to bringing in McDonald.
He said: “We’ve had nine consecutive weeks of two games a week and it had taken its toll by the Strathspey game.
“We only had 12 fit boys for that game including a young lad of 16 on the bench.
“And we’ve got quite a few missing this weekend.
“So to get somebody like Matthew in will help us.”
Cove sit third in the league seven points behind table-toppers Buckie Thistle and two points behind Brora Rangers in second.
While Sheran also revealed that captain Eric Watson, Dean Lawrie, Alan Redford and Murray McCulloch will all miss tomorrow’s clash.