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Elgin turn to former boss for loan option

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ELGIN City’s injury crisis could be alleviated by a good turn from former boss Jim Weir.

Matthew Aitken. Forfar website
Matthew Aitken. Forfar website

City boss Gavin Price is set to bring in striker Matthew Aitken on loan from Forfar, where Weir has managed since leaving his Borough Briggs post two years ago.

The 22-year-old is a six-foot, two-inch attacker who Price believes can boost the limited squad options he has at present.

“He’s a strong runner with an eye for goal and I think he would do well for us if we can get him in,” said the Elgin manager.

Aitken can take the pressure off City strike duo Shane Sutherland and Kane Hester, who plundered 15 goals between them in the club’s first eight games but have drawn a blank in their last two outings.

He can also play wide, with the Black and Whites minus wingers Conor O’Keefe and Daniel MacKay for at least a month due to ankle ligament injuries.

Another injury blow came this week for the Moray club when MacKay’s fellow ICT loanee, keeper Daniel Hoban damaged ligaments in an under-20s game and will be missing for several weeks.

Price does have Brian Cameron back from injury and Rabin Omar also returned in last week’s 0-0 draw at Queen’s Park.

If a deal is struck to bring in Aitken from Forfar, he could debut for Elgin in League 2 at home to Edinburgh City on Saturday.

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