Montrose boss Hegarty waves off Daly and Webster rumours ahead of Hibs tie

Phoenix Photo Shop: Paul Hegarty.
Phoenix Photo Shop: Paul Hegarty.

Montrose manager Paul Hegarty has dismissed internet rumours linking his side with ex-Rangers duo Jon Daly and Andy Webster.

Rumours had been circling online that the Gable Endies - who were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to local rivals Forfar Athletic in the Petrofac Training Cup last weekend - were close to bringing the pair to Links Park.

I can assure you they’re certainly not on our radar.

Paul Hegarty

But the boss has dismissed the talk as just that and is focusing on Saturday’s massive League Cup tie with Hibernian.

Paul said: “The Andy Webster rumour was one I’ve heard myself. At the moment we’re planning ahead for Saturday and then we’ll take it from there. We’d like one or two signings in ahead of the Berwick Rangers game but we’re concentrating on Hibs just now. The two players mentioned, they’re very good players but I can assure you they’re certainly not on our radar. If they want to come that’d be great though. They’re two excellent players with pedigrees but no.

“Hibs will be smarting from the Rangers result. We had them watched and they did well. They were looking quite comfortable and then obviously Rangers played very well in the second half. It’s a tough game but it’s one the players will relish because it’s a big club in a lovely stadium in front of maybe 9000 people. It will be good to see what we can do at this level.

“We’ve got to keep it tight and tidy and focus on our play. We know it’s going to be a very difficult game but the players have got to take a lot of confidence from the Forfar game. Up until Saturday the form hadn’t been that good in pre-season. Dick Campbell was very complimentary in what he said after the game. Albeit we lost the game, there were a lot of positives for us to take.

“We’re looking to add a goalkeeper, a centre half and a striker. We’ll carry on with what we’ve got and the boys acquitted themselves well on Saturday against Forfar.”