Peterhead boss Jim McInally annoyed by ’embarrassing’ squad numbers forward of televised cup conflict with Aberdeen
The Blue Toon have been overwhelmed 4-0 of their closing sport of pre-season in opposition to Dundee on Saturday, nevertheless it wasn’t the rating which involved him, however moderately the variety of gamers he has signed to the membership.
On the finish of the 2021-2022 marketing campaign, 13 gamers departed Peterhead and, regardless of six new signings, McInally’s aspect remains to be depleted.
Peterhead boss Jim McInally has laid naked his frustrations on the scarcity of gamers in his squad forward of subsequent weekend’s sport with Aberdeen.
And with Andy McCarthy coming off injured within the second-half in opposition to the Dee, the Peterhead boss is one other man down.
It has left McInally with a good larger headache forward of their Premier Sports activities Cup sport in opposition to Aberdeen on Sunday.
McInally defined: “I’m not bothered concerning the consequence (in opposition to Dundee) and, so far as performances go, it was okay.
“The issue we’ve bought is we’re wanting our bodies and it’s wanting we’ll be even shorter after at present, which is disappointing.
“We’ve bought a good core of gamers, however subsequent week we’ve bought Jason Brown suspended, Russell McLean is needing an operation, Ryan Strachan is getting back from an operation and now Andy could possibly be out for a wee whereas – so we’re wanting our bodies.
“We must be cautious with it and never simply signal gamers for the sake of signing gamers to fulfil a fixture.
“Not being allowed trialists within the league cup – it could possibly be fairly a humorous one when there’s just one substitute on the bench for a sport stay on the telly.”
Within the 4-0 defeat in opposition to Dundee, McInally had six trialists in his squad – together with two goalkeepers and 4 outfield gamers, however wasn’t left overly impressed by any of these handed probabilities.
He might need used them in opposition to Aberdeen to assist make up the numbers – if trialists have been allowed – however reiterated he gained’t be signing gamers for the sake of it.
McInally mentioned: “I didn’t see sufficient, actually, to warrant taking anyone on. I believe the goalkeeper did okay and didn’t actually have that a lot to do.
“We simply have to see what the week brings us and see if we will put a staff collectively.
“It’s only a bit embarrassing actually – it’s one the place we’ve bought a league marketing campaign developing and we simply should be sure that we don’t signal gamers for the sake of it.