Around the grounds

LIKE any other transfer season this January has been full of comings and goings around Angus teams in the SFL.

Close to home Forfar Athletic have brought in striker Bradley Coyne after he was released by St. Mirren.

The son of former Dundee, Celtic and Motherwell striker Tommy Coyne was on loan at Third Division side East Stirlingshire earlier this season and they were keen to keep him but Forfar boss Dick Campbell was quick to bring him to Station Park.

Brechin City have not been so lucky as they lose winger Derek Carcary for a few weeks after he ended up in plaster after an accident at training recently.

Tests revealed a fracture in his wrist and manager Jim Weir has been left with little choice but to rule him out until it has healed.

Elsewhere in Angus, Arbroath player-manager Paul Sheerin has brought his former St. Johnstone teammate Colin Samuel to Gayfield.

Samuel left McDiarmid Park last summer before a move to Luton Town where he stayed for just one game. Since then he has been training with Livingstone but was keen for a return to full-time football. Despite this he has signed for the Lichties until the summer.

In the third division, Montrose have lost striker Sean Pierce, who was only with the Gable Endies since March.

He scored five times in 10 starts and 10 appearances as a sub during his time at Links Park but has now joined second division side Albion Rovers.

Montrose have been given a boost, however, with the news that youngster Martin Boyle, currently one of the third division’s top scorers, has signed a new contract to keep him at the club for a further 18 months.