Does Dr goals have the cure?

01/03/2012 Pic Lisa Ferguson'FHS - Kenny Deuchar signs for Stenhousemir  FC
01/03/2012 Pic Lisa Ferguson'FHS - Kenny Deuchar signs for Stenhousemir FC

Lichties’ boss Paul Sheerin will be hoping Dr Goals lives up to his moniker after bringing his old teammate on board.

The gaffer is delighted to have Kenny Deuchar, AKA Dr Goals, so called because of his medical qualifications, on side for the rest of the campaign to boost his team’s fortunes.

Mr Sheerin said: “We played together at St Johnstone. I know him well enough to know that he will add another dimension to us. Once he gets fitter there will be a real challenge for places going forward.

“He’s trained with us for three or four weeks and he played in the friendly against Clyde on Friday and did quite well. I think he’s got the taste for it again and he’s champing at the bit.

“At the end of the day I’m sure he will be a big help for us from now until the end of the season.”

Deuchar has been out of the game for around 18 months and as well as St Johnstone has previously played for Falkirk, East Fife, Gretna, Livingston, Stenhousemuir and Northampton.

During his career the 33-year-old has scored over 120 goals and has returned to football as part of his preparation for his call-up to the Scottish team for the 2014 Medics World Cup in Brazil.

According to the boss Deuchar, along with other new signings Paul McManus, Leighton McIntosh and Kevin Nicoll, are starting to bed in. He said: “The wee gap in games we could have done without but it’s actually worked out quite well.

“It gave us the chance to play a couple of friendly games and they’ve integrated with the players better than if they had just gone straight into first team games.”

Asked if the squad was shaping up the way he hoped the boss replied: “It’s not too bad, it’s not quite what I wanted. I wanted another couple of guys, I still have a spare transfer to use.”

Former Dundee United, Bristol Rovers and two-time Scottish internationalist Gary Kenneth was on Mr Sheerin’s radar but his hopes were dashed on Wednesday when he signed up for rivals Brechin City.

The Lichties are off on their travels to Stair Park where they will face Stranraer who have had a solid league run lately and on Saturday had a great result against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

The boss said: “They’re all tough games at this level and playing all the way down there is not easy and the journey down there for most of the players is not great.

“It will be difficult but we will do what we can to win games and try to get out of this position we are in.”
Alan Cook is unavailable tomorrow through suspension.