Bo’ness poised to unveil new striker?

BO’NESS United hope to have a new striker leading the line tomorrow (Saturday) when they line up against Forfar West End.

For Alan McGonigal and Willie Newbigging were poised last night to strike a loan deal until the end of the season and further strengthen the link between Bo’ness and Hamilton Accies.

Said the BU boss: ‘‘I’m not naming names in case something kills the deal at the last minute but we hope to secure the services of a young striker who has played a number of first team games for Hamilton this season.

‘‘He’s needing regular football and we can give him that and both sides will benefit from the association.’’

And the coach will be hoping for an improvement on last Saturday’s clash with Bonnyrigg which ended 1-1 after United had led for the best part of an hour.

Seven minutes from time Bonnyrigg defended a BU corner, kept possession, strung together a couple of good passes and, courtesy of a 25-yard blockbuster, equalised.

‘‘To be fair, a draw was probably a fair result for both sides on the day,’’ admitted Willie.

‘‘We started well and scored an excellent goal and I thought we were the better side at half-time.

‘‘We also started the second half well, then Bonnyrigg had a good spell, scoring a wonder goal.

‘‘Speaking with Alan Millar (Bonnyrigg boss) after the game we both felt a draw was about right although it is disappointing for us to drop two points because I thought we created the better chances.’’

Newbigging will have to shuffle the pack for tomorrow’s game since John Cooper is unavailable and David Fleming is still unfit.

Nicky Walker has flu but should be fit for selection.

Barry Donald returns from holding and should be in line for a place.

Added Willie: ‘‘Last time I was there I found that Forfar had a tidy wee set up.

‘‘We can take nothing for granted again this weekend so we’ll have to be set up right for there are no guarantees of three points in the Superleague.’’