Persistence is vital for Peterhead as squad rebuild progressively takes form
Assistant supervisor Davie Nicholls took cost of the League 1 membership’s squad on the weekend as they completed as runners-up in Elgin Metropolis’s event marking 100 years of enjoying at Borough Briggs.
Ex-Elgin man Conor O’Keefe scored on his debut as Peterhead noticed off Inverurie Locos on Saturday on penalties after a 1-1 draw, earlier than dropping 2-0 to the hosts on Sunday.
Peterhead are working the rule over extra gamers this week as their preparations step up a gear with the go to of Championship aspect Dundee on Saturday.
New signings Paul Dixon and Ryan Dow began in opposition to Locos, with six trialists kicking off within the ultimate in opposition to Elgin, with Metropolis simply too slick and sharp general.
Nicholls is aware of it was a tricky shift for these starters beneath the highlight, however he defined discovering gamers in late June just isn’t simple – as different SPFL golf equipment are additionally experiencing.
He mentioned: “We may have extra trialists on this week and we’ll take it from there.
“We’re nonetheless actively trying so as to add. There has not been plenty of enterprise performed general in League One and even within the Championship proper now.
“When (supervisor) Jim (McInally) will get again, we’ll proceed to have a look at the market and we’re solely gamers who’re going to enhance us.
“We wish to enhance 12 months in, 12 months out. We had a large overhaul of gamers this 12 months.
“Trying on the group which completed the season in opposition to Airdrie, eight gamers are now not right here.
“Now we have changed gamers with others of actually good high quality, reminiscent of Paul Dixon and Ryan Dow. If we will usher in gamers of that ilk, it can stand us in good stead.”
Skilled gamers will return to the fold in opposition to Dundee this weekend, together with game-time for some trialists.
The Taysiders, who have been relegated from the Premiership in Might, now have Gary Bowyer as their boss, changing Mark McGhee as they start because the favourites to win the second-tier title.
Nicholls is trying ahead to the Balmoor encounter in opposition to the Darkish Blues, who they performed effectively in opposition to regardless of a 3-0 dwelling defeat in final season’s Scottish Cup.