No ‘Auld Lang sign’ for McInally … but Peterhead January additions still on cards

Jim McInally.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is setting his sights on other transfer targets after missing out on defender Tom Lang.

The 20-year-old Stranraer centre-back is to join League Two strugglers Clyde when the transfer window opens on January 1.

Blue Toon boss McInally had hoped to land Lang on a deal until the end of the season after he spent time training with the Buchan outfit before Christmas.

With defender Mikael Ngango Diboko leaving Balmoor when his contract expires next month, McInally had hoped to bring Lang in to provide defensive cover.

But after missing out on the former Dumbarton man, McInally now has his sights set on other targets.

He is keen to sign a defender to give him more strength in depth in that area as Peterhead chase the League Two title in the second half of the season.

McInally has also indicated he would be keen to sign a midfielder and an attacker if the right players become available.

Although he would prefer to sign players on permanent contracts, McInally is open to bringing in players on loan, depending on who becomes available in the window.