MONTROSE FC were busy in the transfer market before the August window slammed shut on Friday.
St Johnstone player Ricky McIntosh has joined the club on a loan deal.
Having progressed through the Saints’ youth system, McIntosh went full-time in the summer of 2009 and impressed many with his form in the Under-19s.
He skirted with first team action, being listed on the substitutes’ bench in the autumn of 2010, while a spell at a training camp with the Scotland Under-19s also gave reward for a good season.
In March, 2011, it was announced that McIntosh had agreed to stay with St Johnstone for 2011/2012 season, and a similar one-year deal followed for 2012/13.
Also coming to Links Park is former Aberdeen centre half Phil McGuire.
Aged 32, he brings experience to the side, having made over 200 appearances for the Dons, scoring 15 goals. He played in the 2000 Scottish and League Cup finals.
In 2002 it was thought that he might join Celtic, but instead signed a three-year deal to stay at Pittodrie. McGuire was capped by Scotland at Under-21s level and B level, and was involved in full international squads under Berti Vogts.
He joined Doncaster Rovers in July 2005 and played 18 games before being injured in a match with Nottingham Forest and missing four months of the season. He captained the reserves to the league and cup double on his comeback trail. He returned to Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic.
The player has subsequently been with Inverness Caley Thistle, Formartine United, Arbroath FC and AEK Larnaca.
Recent signing from FC Einherji in Iceland, Grant Mosson, has been released.
Montrose’s William Hill Scottish Cup second round opponents have been confirmed as Edinburgh City, after their 4-1 win against Shotts Bon Accord at Meadowbank on Saturday.
The Scottish Football League have amended Montrose’s fixture against Rangers at Ibrox from Saturday, September 22, to the following day, to prevent a clash with Celtic who are due to play Dundee at Parkhead. The match will kick-off at 3pm.
After Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Peterhead, Gable Endies’ manager Stuart Garden said that the team played well in the first half, but without really putting the Blue Toon goalkeeper under pressure.
Garden is looking forward to the return of striker Jamie Winters, which should be in the next two or three matches.
He has asked his players to be more of a goal threat, not just targeting the strikers, but also addressing the midfield.
The manager is confident that a morale-boosting first three-pointer is not far away.