Colin Nish hopeful of signing new striker after sealing loan for Partick Thistle youngster Declan McDaid

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish is hopeful of signing a new striker after securing Partick Thistle youngster Declan McDaid on loan.

The 20-year-old, who has 18 months left on his deal at Partick, has joined the Blue Brazil for the remainder of the season in search of greater first-team experience.

(Pic: Twitter @DeclanMcDaid_)
(Pic: Twitter @DeclanMcDaid_)

The former Morton youngster has made five appearances for Thistle this term, including a start in the 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen back in August, and Nish is thrilled with his capture.

He said: “We had two wide men and we wanted three, so we’re delighted to sign Declan.

“We’ve watched him a few times and he can play on both sides of the pitch so I’m sure he’ll be a great addition to the squad.”

Nish has lost Andy Murdoch to Queen of the South following the expiry of the Rangers midfielder’s initial loan spell at Central Park and striker Gordon Smith has also left to play in Australia, leaving Cowdenbeath short in attack.

However, Nish added: “We’re talking to a striker but he’s not really a direct replacement for Gordon because we were always looking to strengthen the squad this month.

“Hopefully we can get that one over the line.”

@IainCollin

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