Jan 23 2013 By Andrew Weston
Shotts Bon Accord manager Tony McInally is closing in on two signings to help boost their three-pronged league and cup assault.
The squad is short in numbers, particularly up front with Kenny Wright having left to join Forth and Adam Coakley currently unavailable, and McInally is keen to bolster his options for what could be an exciting end to the season.
BA are in the last 32 of the Scottish Junior Cup and last month defeated Kilbirnie Ladeside on penalties to reach round three of the West of Scotland Cup.
On top of that, they face a fight to stay in the Super League Premier Division after promotion last season.
“I’m having a look at a couple of players just now,” McInally said. “One is a midfielder from Clyde who is young but can play and the other is a striker from another senior team. I am just waiting on word back.
“We also brought Michael O’Hara in recently and he has done well in his four or five training sessions. He came on at Clydebank last week near the end and just now it’s a case of him getting used to the group and how they play.
“He hasn’t played an awful lot recently, so we gave him 90 minutes on Saturday in a friendly against Bellshill to get the legs going.”
Shotts’ friendly at the Sir Matt Busby Complex against Bellshill, which they lost 3-1, was arranged following the postponement of their
Junior Cup clash with Benburb at Hannah Park.
The clubs will try again this weekend and McInally is hoping his cup holders can make it through to the last 16.
He said: “We have had Benburb watched a couple of times, once against Lanark and once against Bellshill and know the threat they pose and what they will be like.
“So we have done our homework and it is just a case of giving that to the players and playing in a certain manner.
“We are taking on Queen’s Park in a friendly at Lesser Hampden during the week, so we are keeping the boys ticking over.”