Ian McCall added 3 new signings to his squad two days prior to the first competitive match of the season at home to Morton in the Betfred Cup.
Ross Doohan has signed on a season long loan from Celtic. The 20 year old goalkeeper has most recently been playing for the Scotland Under 21s in the Toulon tournament. Ross has just signed a new 4 year deal with Celtic.
Manager Ian McCall said :”He was training with the Celtic first team last season and shared the goalkeeping duties at the recent Toulon international tournament. He is a good presence at 6″3 and uses the ball well with his feet as you would expect from a Celtic goalkeeper. He is an excellent young goalie who Celtic have high hopes for and again he fits the ethos here and that he is young and hungry to succeed. This is a huge chance for him and we are delighted to have secured the deal.”
Andy Murdoch has signed a one year deal. The 23 year old central midfielder has played over 60 games in the Championship in the last two seasons for Morton.
Manager Ian McCall said :”I am very surprised we were able to get him. We spoke to guys at Morton and they were flabbergasted that they let him go. We were made aware that he was available and got him in straight away. He fits the identity we want, he works so hard and gets about the middle of the park incredibly well. He uses the ball very smartly, keeps everything simple. We are absolutely thrilled to have him here and hopefully it will be for longer.”
David Ferguson, a big part of our title winning team last season has put pen to paper on a six month deal.
Manager Ian McCall said :”Its great to get him back, the six month deal is purely down to budgets. The chairman and board have backed us fantastically this Summer which has enabled us to get David back. He did very well last season, he is still very young and has a lot of pace and good attributes. What really impressed us was that last season when the pressure was on he really stepped up his game. He gives us great cover along the back line and he needs to have belief in himself.”