- Created: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:29
- Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:29
Forres Mechanics are set to lose two players before the start of next season.
Departing the club are midfielder Martin McMullen, who joined a year ago from Lossiemouth, as well as forward Kevin Duguid, six years after joining from Elgin City.
However, the Can-Cans have secured the services of midfielder Duncan Jones for next season.
Forres manager Charlie Rowley said:
“Martin has decided to give the Highland League a miss next season. He’s been disappointed with his own performances this year, which has been the catalyst for his decision. Meanwhile Kevin Duguid is going to be offshore. They are two players I would like to have kept next year.
“But there is always a positive. Duncan Jones has agreed to join us next year, and he will be a good addition to the squad. He showed in the latter part of the season how talented a player he is.
“We have 18 or 19 signed players, but in that group are a couple of young ones. I’m looking to try and extend the squad by two or three at most.”
Buckie Thistle have re-signed midfielder Graeme Stewart on permanent terms.
‘Spider’ has been on loan with the Jags since March, after initially leaving Victoria Park last season to join Inverurie Locos.
With one player already leaving Harlaw Park, Inverurie Locos are also inviting interest in goalkeeper Daniel Bell, who is on the transfer list at the club.
Since joining two years ago from Brora Rangers, Bell has struggled to dislodge the recently re-signed Andy Reid as well as number two Stewart Gray.
Bell has spent time on loan with Fort William
With Andy Reid recently signing a new contract and in great form he has found it difficult to push his way past him and No 2 keeper Stewart Gray
This season he went on loan to Fort William and also played for Deveronvale as an emergency loan signing.
Meanwhile, Deveronvale midfielder Craig Cowie has penned a two-year contract extension to his deal at Princess Royal Park.