Peterhead are set to complete the loan signing of Inverurie Loco Works midfielder Hamish Ritchie.
The 23-year-old heads to Balmoor on a deal until the end of the season, with the Highland League side retaining a recall option if their league season resumes.
Ritchie, who came through the youth system at Aberdeen, joins up with Jim McInally’s side having made one appearance on loan for fellow League One rivals Cove Rangers earlier this season.
The midfielder returned to the North East last summer having spent four years in the United States where he turned out for Hartwick College and Seattle University before joining Locos.
Blue Toon manager McInally said: “We’re delighted to get a player of Hamish’s quality signed up for the rest of the season. He couldn’t quite make the breakthrough in a well-established Cove side but he will be a strong addition to our squad. He was hugely impressive in the pre-season game between us, so he’ll give us a different option.”
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