Peterhead manager Jim McInally feels his squad is almost complete after signing defender Callum Home.
The Blue Toon boss has made his sixth capture of the summer by bringing in Home and he goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s League Cup group stage opener against Brechin City at Glebe Park.
The 25-year-old was a free agent after being released by Clyde at the end of last season.
Home has impressed McInally in training and also featured as a trialist in last weekend’s friendly double-header against Fraserburgh and Inverurie Locos.
The former Annan player has signed a one-year contract with the Balmoor outfit and gaffer McInally said: “I know Callum quite well as a player from his Clyde days.
“He’s a versatile defender who can cover a few positions and will do a job for us.
“It just completes my squad a bit more.
“I felt from middle to front we were all right, but at the back I felt we needed one more.
“I think it’s also learning a lesson from last season when injuries in defence cost us in the end.
“It was a bit of a surprise that he left Clyde and I think his versatility will be useful for us and he will have plenty to offer when he gets in the team.
“He impressed me because as a right-back he is comfortable on the ball and he’s the same at centre-back.
“He’s got a decent use of the ball and I just wanted to see what type of boy he was.
“He’s a really good professional and he’s at that age where he’s still learning the game a bit.
“He played in the Lowland League for a few years before stepping up.
“There’s something good there to work with and he trains well and is a good type.”
While pleased with what he has seen from Home so far, McInally believes there is still more to come from his new recruit who is building up his fitness after a shoulder injury that was sustained playing for Clyde against Peterhead at Balmoor in February.
McInally added: “Callum is still getting up to speed after being injured last year.
“His last game for Clyde was against us at Balmoor when the Beast from the East came.
“He broke something in his shoulder that night and is still getting back to match fitness.”
McInally has also offered attacker Hashim Bakar a one-month deal so he can assess him in the League Cup group stage matches.
However, he is not sure if Bakar, who is from Leicester, will accept the short-team offer.
While it looks like Peterhead will go into tomorrow’s clash with Brechin without a substitute goalkeeper.
McInally has been searching for another stopper but does not yet have one secured.