Peterhead assistant manager David Nicholls is pleased with the impact their new signings have made since joining the club.
The Blue Toon have brought in five new faces already this summer.
Three of them – Ross Kavanagh, Paddy Boyle and Cameron Eadie – played in the Buchan side’s first pre-season friendly on Saturday, a 1-0 win against Montrose.
Nicholls, who is Jim McInally’s assistant at Balmoor, said: “It was good for the new signings to get a game.
“Ross Kavanagh started out wide and then I moved him into the middle of the park.
“We changed our system to boost us in the middle.
“Cameron Eadie did really well defensively I was happy with him and you could see how good Paddy Boyle was.
“He’s just an old pro who is very good at what he does. I was really pleased with their contributions.”
Saturday’s run-out also saw Peterhead assess some trialists.
Former Inverness Caley Thistle player Liam Macdonald has been training with the Blue Toon and played alongside a striker from England
Nicholls added: “Liam Macdonald played on Saturday and he has been training with us up in Aberdeen.
“We were short of numbers and I played him out of position, but he did well.
“We also had a young striker up from England who played as a trialist and he did well and set up the goal for Rory McAllister.”
Peterhead have a double-header of friendlies this weekend.
They face Fraserburgh on Saturday in Marc Dickson’s testimonial and Inverurie Locos on Sunday.
Nicholls says they will have some more first-teamers involved again as they build up to League Cup group stage opener against Brechin on July 14.
He said: “We were missing Willie Gibson, Scott Brown, Jamie Stevenson and Simon Ferry on Saturday.
“Russell McLean came on as a sub and we were also without Derek Lyle, Mick Dunlop and David McCracken so we were short.
“We’ve got games on Saturday and Sunday and it’s just about getting 90 minutes into players.
“Over the three games we want to get minutes into everyone. Jamie Stevenson, Willie Gibson and Scott Brown will all be back this weekend.”