The Scottish transfer window will slam shut this evening. Various teams around the country are looking to enhance their squads for the final few months of the season.
It’s only lunchtime, and already there have been done deals and rumours swirling about. It’s set to be another busy day in the Scottish footballing calendar.
There have been big movements at Hamilton, most notably in the managers hotseat. St Mirren assistant Brian Rice has jumped ship to relegation rivals Accies, becoming their new head coach.
He has moved quickly to get players in the door, signing St Johnstone’s David McMillan on loan to the end of the season. If Rice is going to be successful, he may need a few more bodies in the door before the window slams shut.
In the Championship, Dundee United have filled their creative gap in midfield, signing Peter Pawlett from MK Dons. The Terrors have been crying out for flair in the middle of the park, and Pawlett guarantees that. He could have done a job in the Premiership, so it’ll be no surprise if he thrives in the Championship.
Elsewhere it seems like Motherwell have missed out on Jordan Rossiter. The Fir Park side had reportedly been linked with the Rangers midfielder, but the former Liverpool player is heading down south, with Sky Sports reporting a move League Two side Bury imminent.
Rumours and gossip
With deadline day comes a wide array of transfer rumours, and there certainly have been a few rumours. Aberdeen have reportedly rejected New York City’s first bid for Gary Mackay-Steven according to the Scottish Sun. The Dons are unwilling to part with the winger, despite him only having six months left on his current deal.
There has been so much turbulence at Easter Road over the past week, so a good signing is what the club needs. Efe Ambrose left Hibs at the start of January, but now it has been reported by Edinburgh News that the Easter Road side are prepared to offer Ambrose a quick return to Leith.
Hibs have been shaky at the back since his departure. Ambrose may be able to bring some short term stability to Leith.
Dundee are looking to plug their defensive gaps, and former Dundee united and Hearts centre-half Ryan McGowan is reportedly set to join the Dark Blues until the end of the season according to the Scottish Sun.
Jim McIntyre has struggled for defensive cover since new boy Andrew Davies broke his foot just days into his Dundee career. McGowan is a solid defender and will be a good fit for the Dee in the short-term. How happy Dundee United fans will be with this move remains to be seen.
Transfer deadline day in Scotland. It’s never quiet, and the rumours and deals don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.