Former Scotland midfielder Stephen Hughes is unlikely to win a deal at Stenhousemuir as he has not spoken to Brown Ferguson since the dismissal of Scott Booth.
Hughes, who has one Scotland cap, began his career with Rangers and had spells with Leicester City, Motherwell, Norwich City, MK Dons, Aberdeen, Dundee and East Fife, joined the Ochilview squad for training last month. Former boss Booth was keen to bring the former Rangers and Norwich man on board once he returned to full fitness, however, after he was dismissed the midfielder has not been seen at Ochilview.
Stenhousemuir are interested in getting Stephen a maroon and white shirt but communication has broken down between the two parties since the former manager’s departure.
Meanwhile, current caretaker Ferguson reckons his players can bounce back from the pain of blowing a two goal lead at Dunfermline Atheltic with a win at home to Airdrieonians on Saturday.
“The result wasn’t a reflection on our performance,” said Ferguson. “We’ve went to Dunfermline, a full-time club, and put down a marker for the kind of performances that are required if we are to begin picking up points.
“Airdrie are a difficult team to play against and have been on a decent run of form, but we are more than capable of getting a result.”