MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie’s post-qualification spending spree is fully underway as he this morning secured a late move for former Kilmarnock and St Mirren enforcer Alan Power.
The 35-year-old former Republic of Ireland U21 international penned a one-year deal on Sinclair Street this morning (Friday) and it is thought he’ll go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Championship opener against Ayr United at Cappielow.
Power becomes Imrie’s seventh signing of the summer following on from the addition of former Hearts, Raith and Killie keeper Jamie MacDonald yesterday afternoon.
The pair join Kirk Broadfoot, Ryan Mullen, Calum Waters, Steven Boyd and Jack Bearne through the Cappielow front door.
The deep lying midfielder will add some extra experience in the Cappielow engine room after leaving Derek McInnes’ Kilmarnock side at the start of summer.
And with midfielder Cameron Blues being deployed at right back as a result of the absence of Jack Baird, who’s nursing a hand injury – it made the move a no brainer for both parties.
Imrie was already light in numbers heading into tomorrow’s opening day coupled with the fact that Blues is carrying a suspension from the final day of last season, meaning Power fits the bill to slot right in, in his absence.
It is thought that Imrie is still in the market for a right-back and a centre half and is pursuing several avenues to fill that gap.
Elsewhere it’s understood that youngster Michael Garrity is set to leave the club on a temporary basis.
The winger, who’s featured in all of Ton’s games from the bench so far this season, is set to join League One side Annan Athletic on a short-term loan up until the January.
Garrity enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Galabank two seasons ago, where he helped Peter Murphy’s side get to the League Two play-off finals, before falling at the final hurdle.
But after gaining promotion at the second attempt this season, Annan boss Peter Murphy was keen to reunite with the young attacker as they look to preserve their place in League One this season.