Stenhousemuir sign two players

STENHOUSEMUIR manager John Coughlin has gone back to former club St. Mirren to strengthen his injury-ravaged squad.

The Ochilview chief

has brought in Buddies'

youngsters Ally Love and

Mark McLennan to add

extra options to his plans for

facing promotion-chasing

Brechin City this weekend.

The 19 year-old Love,

who can ?t in anywhere

down the left-hand side of

the team, is a player with

Stenhousemuir connections;

he is the brother of former

Warriors striker, Robert

Love, who was released by

Coughlin in the summer and

now at Albion Rovers.

Mark McLennan, also 19,

is a mid?eld player.

"Our squad was down to

16 for last week's game at

Airdrie, so including these

players does allow me to

tinker a bit with formations

and maybe move people

about," said Coughlin.

"They are both part of

St. Mirren's SPL squad,

although neither of them

have played at that level yet.

I am sure they will give us

an extra bit of quality.

"A lot of SPL clubs are

suffering from a lack of

reserve league football and

Danny Lennon wants to give

them regular, competitive

football. I wanted to bring

Ally here last season but it

didn't work out."

Both go into the squad

for the home league match

with high-?ying Brechin,

who will be weakened by the

absence of deadly striker,

Rory McAllister.

That piece of news has

not gone un-noticed by the

Warriors' manager who is

relieved not to be facing a

player he knows is capable

of doing damage to any team

in the league.

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