LOSSIEMOUTH have agreed a deal with Formartine United to keep loan duo Darren Bailey and Callum Dunbar at the club next season.
The Pitmedden club’s manager, former Elgin and Forres boss Steve Paterson, told Coasters’ boss Stevie Dunn he will farm out both youngsters for another term at Grant Park.
A third Formartine loanee, Willie Mathers, recently returned to his parent club and featured in several games, but Dunn is hopeful that he too could return to Lossie next term.
One player who could be on his way out of Dunn’s plans is centre back Jamie McKinnon. The stopper has been subject to enquiries from junior sides Deveronside and Maud.
Dunn revealed: “We’ll listen to what they are saying. Jamie knows he isn’t guaranteed a game here at Lossie so we’ll see what happens.”
The Coasters still have one league game to play, and travel to Aberdeen this weekend to take on Cove Rangers.
Last season’s champs Cove have hit a sticky patch, recently parting company with manager Kevin Tindal and sliding down the league table.
Lossie drew 0-0 with the Granite City men in a recent midweek clash, and Dunn remains hopeful his side can end their term on a high.
“As everyone knows, it’s a lot tighter on their pitch so it should be end-to-end stuff. I’m just hoping it’s an interesting game and not typical end-of-season stuff, and we can add to our points tally.”
Dunn has a full squad to choose from with the exception of striker Elliot Winters, who is working.
Looking ahead to next term, the manager has signed up all the players he wants, and revealed he is speaking to a junior player with a view to coming to the club next term.
Two other junior targets chose to stay with their clubs, but Dunn hopes his mystery target is ambitious enough to join him and that a price can be negotiated with his club.