Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall has provided a detailed transfer update as he confirmed two done deals, dismissed Rangers links and spoke about three loanee’s.

The two done deals include transfers for Darren Brownlie and Ross Docherty. Brownlie is a defender at Championship rivals Queen of the South whilst Docherty was McCall’s captain at Ayr United. They will both link up with the Firhill side in the summer.

McCall’s got two signed up. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McCall has also spoken about his loan stars. He confirmed that he is yet to discuss with Rangers about Cammy Palmer’s situation, whilst dismissing reports that suggested fellow Ibrox youngster Jamie Barjonas could be heading to Maryhill.

The Jags boss has also reiterated his desire to keep Osman Kakay and Reece Cole beyond January, who are on loan from QPR and Brentford respectively.


“No, there’s nothing in that,” McCall said when asked about a loan move for Barjonas. “We’ve not decided on that (Palmer’s future). We’re certainly going to try and keep Reece Cole and Osman Kakay.

He wants to keep Kakay. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

“Whether we’re able to, I don’t know. Gerry Britton is working on that. Cammy and I will have a chat in the next two or three weeks and we’ll see what happens with that one.

“There will be some changes (in January) but I don’t think that’s any different from any other managers. I think there will be some going but there will be a lot staying as well. I’ve already spoke to two or three who are out of contract in the summer to say you’re not going anywhere in January.

“It’s come out about Darren Brownlie. We’ve done everything by the book and it wasn’t a pleasant task telling Alan Johnstone after the game that I was going to attempt to do it.

Unpleasant dealings fort Thistle boss McCall.

Unpleasant dealings fort Thistle boss McCall. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Mark Kerr has known about Ross every step of the way. These things have a habit of getting out. I’m employed by Thistle to try and improve the team and that’s what I want to do. I think we need three or four in and some might go out. We won’t make huge changes.”

Ian McCall was speaking to promote Just Employment Law extending its principal sponsorship of Partick Thistle FC for a fourth season to 2020/21.
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