Preston Athletic manager Craig Nisbet hopes the new additions to his squad will provide some positive impetus as they face Whitehill Welfare at the Pennypit today.
Nisbet has added some experience in a bid to get the Panners moving up the Ferrari Packaging Lowland League table. “We’ve signed three or four so far,” he revealed. “Ryan McSherry’s had to leave due to commitments in Glasgow with his family. We’ve got David Scott in from Easthouses Lilly, Andy Noble who was unattached and we’re hoping to finalise a deal with Dunbar for Ross Cowan, but everything’s still got to be signed and sealed yet. We’ve also signed Kenny Park, who was with Bathgate Juniors, so that’s a bit more experience and the average age has gone up a good few years with those signings.”
Nisbet is anticipating a physical test against Grant Carnie’s side. “I watched them against Vale of Leithen and they were a very physical side,” he explained.
“They’re very direct but very clinical – they only had three or four chances the whole game and took three of them.
“It’ll be a tough test but a good battle – a good Midlothian, East Lothian battle.”