Peterhead manager McInally keen on adding attacker Lyle to his squad

Peterhead are interested in signing veteran striker Derek Lyle.

The Evening Express understands that Blue Toon boss Jim McInally is set to make Lyle a contract offer for next season.

The 37-year-old is a free agent after leaving Queen of the South at the end of last term.

If the Buchan outfit are able to recruit Lyle he would be their fourth signing of the close season.

Balmoor gaffer McInally has already added winger Ross Kavanagh and defenders Paddy Boyle and Mick Dunlop to his squad.

McInally is keen to bring in another striker after Allan Smith left to join Edinburgh City and would like to recruit Lyle. But a possible move could hinge on whether Lyle receives offers from any full-time clubs.

Lyle’s vast experience could help Peterhead as they try to gain promotion next term after cruelly missing out in the last campaign.

They were pipped to the League Two title by a point by Montrose and were then beaten in the play-off final by Stenhousemuir.

Next season the goal will once again be promotion.

Lyle started his career with Partick Thistle and had loan spells at East Stirlingshire and Queen of the South before joining Queens permanently in 2002.

He spent four years at Palmerston, which featured loan spells at Stirling Albion and Dunfermline.

In 2006 Lyle joined Dundee before moving to Hamilton two years later.

As well as his time with the Accies he had a stint with Morton in 2011 and Cowdenbeath in 2012 before rejoining Queen of the South and spending the last six seasons in Dumfries.

Lyle is not the only attacker McInally is interested in. Peterhead have had two bids for Elgin City’s Shane Sutherland knocked back.

The former Blue Toon striker wants to leave the Moray club, but Peterhead’s offers fell below the Borough Briggs outfit’s valuation of the 27-year-old striker.

McInally has also shown an …read more

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