Getting the win-win everybody wanted from Want

Apr 12, 2022

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has praised the performances of defender Shaun Want at the heart of his defence and described the temporary transfer of the 25-year-old to the Blue Toon from Hamilton Accies as a ‘win-win’.

The six foot two-inch-tall centre back, who has played in over 60 games for the Lanarkshire side moved to the Balmoor men in February when David Wilson, Simon Ferry and Jason Brown all became unavailable in a bid to get playing again after picking up an injury early in the season.

Want has now played eight times for the Blue Toon with boss McInally saying: “Shaun has shown that he is a very talented player. He has helped us pick up points and has displayed that he has the ability and fitness to return to playing in the Championship regularly with Hamilton next season.”

“He started off playing with Andrew McDonald and then formed a partnership with Jason when he returned and has looked comfortable with both. He had a tough battle with Josh Oyinsan at Dumbarton on Saturday and you could see it was the type of challenge he liked.”

“He needed games to get back to his best and we needed a defender in so it has been a real win-for Shaun and us but it has been a win for Hamilton as well as when it comes to pre-season, they will be getting a player who has finished the previous season in fine form.”