More Saints likely to come marching in

St Andrews return to action this weekend.
St Andrews return to action this weekend.

Saints boss Ian Barrett is hoping to add three or four new faces to his squad as he aims to guide the club to Super League safety.

As we were going to press, the club was finalising deals with both young and experienced players to help bolster the club’s numbers.

United have, like all other junior clubs, been out of competitive action over the festive period due to the winter break.

Barrett said: “The break has given me a chance to add to my backroom staff and work on bringing a few players in but there aren’t too many available.

“We also have a couple of players looking to leave the club.

“But we are close to adding a few - a couple of young players and a couple with more experience.”

Saints ensured they’ll hit the ground running this weekend when the host Carnoustie Panmure by playing a bounce game with Leven United.

“It was good to keep the players ticking over with the game against Leven United at the university,” said the boss.

“It’s also nice to get a 4-2 win.”

But it’s back to the competitive stuff on Saturday, though, for United.

Carnoustie sit in ninth place, and Barrett is targeting the three points.

“It would be a massive three points for us,” he said.

“We should have a full squad of 16 to choose from this week but still have a couple of players out with injury and suspension.”

Kick off is 1.45p.m.