Binos boss Dave Mackay could return to the transfer market in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Montrose at Forthbank, which capped a miserable week.
Blair Henderson gave us an early lead with a penalty but Chris Templeman equalised and Graham Webster converted an 81st-minute spot-kick to complete the comeback as we slipped to second from bottom of the Ladbrokes League 2 table.
The signing of players on loan and free agents is still possible despite the closure of the window and Mackay said: “That has to be an option. There will be free agents available and I will certainly be making phone calls because we can’t keep doing the same stuff over and over again.
“We are getting ahead in games and looking comfortable but when we concede one goal it looks like it could be any number. We lose our shape, we lose our discipline – there is a weak mentality.
“We have 14 huge games coming up for this club – it’s that precarious a situation and we all need to start stepping up to the plate.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie said: “We’ve won the last three games 2-1 but we could just as easily have lost them. It’s just the spirit of the guys that has probably got us through. You need a bit of luck at times and they had a good chance at the end but the boy put it over the bar.
“The confidence is there now that we don’t panic if we go a goal down and it was pleasing because we were without our top scorer Gary Fraser, the club captain Paul Watson, and Michael Bolochoweckyj, who have probably been the three mainstays of the team in recent months.”