We can confirm that midfielder Jon Paul McGovern – who joined us from Ayr United in May – has left the club.
Manager Stuart McLaren said: “It has been a far from ideal situation we have found ourselves in regarding Jon Paul and I have agreed with the player that it is in both his and the club’s best interest that he is released from his contract with immediate effect.
“I am very disappointed that things have not worked out as both parties had hoped but we can now focus all of our energies on the most important task, earning our first win of the league campaign.
“Given the situation with Jon Paul, and with Craig Beattie’s injury, Martyn Corrigan and I are putting a significant amount of work into recruiting suitable players to strengthen the squad.
“We are very hopeful of being in a position to announce at least one new addition in advance of Saturday’s match against East Stirlingshire.”