JOHN POTTER has revealed that it is likely there will be movement both in and out of Kelty Hearts before the transfer window closes.
The New Central Park boss has also said that this Saturday’s trip to Montrose will be the last match that on-loan Arbroath midfielder Nicky Low is eligible for – but was hopeful of extending his stay until the end of the season.
There has already been movement at the club this month, with 19-year-old defender, Jack Milne, arriving on a temporary arrangement from Aberdeen until the end of the season, and prolific Bo’ness Athletic striker, Tiwi Daramola, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the club last week.
Daramola has returned to the East of Scotland League, Division Three side on loan for the remainder of the season, whilst Cammy Logan and Scott McGill, who were with Kelty for the first half of the campaign, have returned to parent club, Heart of Midlothian.
Low, 31, has played 12 times since arriving in September, scoring twice, but has not featured since a win at Queen of the South last month through injury.
Potter is hoping to have him available for the trip to Links Park and, when asked about the player’s loan, and other movement this month, he replied: “He’s on loan to the end of January at the moment. We’ve one more game with him, and it’s a conversation we’ll be having with Arbroath.
“He’s been a bit frustrated in terms of injuries, but he’s one that’s a good player. We’d like to keep him, but, as I said, he’s an Arbroath player and we need to speak to them and see where we’re at.
“There will be some action probably both ways. Nothing’s done yet.
“We’re still speaking to people, still looking for players, and it’s difficult because a lot of people are looking for the same kind of things.”
One player who Potter will be looking to keep hold of is midfielder, Jamie Barjonas, who netted his fifth goal of the season in their most recent outing, a draw with Airdrieonians.
The former Rangers youth’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and, when he asked if he’d like to try and hold on to him, Potter said: “Yeah, but it’ll be difficult. He’s a very good player.
“Obviously he had a good season last season in terms of numbers, and in front of goal, and I had a good chat with him in the summer, telling him what I thought he needed to do to improve and step back up.
“If he continues to do what he does, it’ll be difficult to hold on to him, but we hope that, if he can do that, he’ll go on to a bigger club and a full-time environment, and that’s what we want. We want to create an environment where people can come in, improve, learn, get better, and potentially move on.
“It’s still very early in those sort of stages, where it is in terms of contracts and signings, but in terms of Jamie, he’s a top player that I think can go far in the game.”