Boss remains cautious over hitting the sales

Scott Durie was recalled to the starting line-up.
Scott Durie was recalled to the starting line-up.

Gary Naysmith says he won’t be hitting the January sales by bringing in extra bodies to New Bayview just for the sake of it.

Since being installed as permanent East Fife manager, Naysmith has already added Gary Fisher to the ranks on loan from Kilmarnock.

But the boss says he’ll be careful about who else he adds and won’t rush into making rash signings.

He said: “I’d like to bring in some fresh faces but it’s not as easy as that.

“We can’t always get players from the same league as clubs won’t want to let them go; you’re restricted on the amount of loan players you can have and the club doesn’t have a lot of money to go and buy players, so it’s difficult to bring players in.

“It would be easy for me to go out and get three players from people I know, but they’ve got to add to the team.

“You can’t just panic and bring in somebody and then three weeks down the line think ‘oh no, why did I bring him in.’

“But I’d love to bring in a couple of new faces because it would help the squad we have and everybody would get a lift from it, but you’ve got to make sure it’s the right type of player you get and not just looking to the fans and the club as if to say ‘well at least I’ve brought somebody in’.”

On Saturday the Methil men returned from Somerset Park empty handed after two Michael Moffat goals helped Ayr United to a 2-0 win.

The Fifers had dominated the opening 30 minutes but were unable to open the scoring.

Liam Buchanan had the ball in the net for East Fife but was judged to be in an offside position.

Joe Mbu and Pat Clarke also went close for the Methil men.

Naysmith admitted the performance from his side after going a goal behind was not acceptable.

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