Scottish Premier League

St Mirren snap up Grainger

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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:26:00

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants to strengthen his attacking options in the transfer market in the next week.

Following striker Matt Tubbs' six-month loan move to Rotherham, Bournemouth have a lack of forwards as they prepare for next Saturday's Championship opener against Charlton Athletic.

Star striker Brett Pitman is not certain to overcome a hamstring injury in time for the new season and so Howe is keen for reinforcements after being linked with Simeon Jackson and Burnley's Danny Ings.

When asked about Cherries' attacking options in the wake of Tubbs's departure, Howe told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: "I think we are a little bit light in that department, there is no denying that.

"It is something we are looking at and we are certainly aware that we, perhaps, need to add some bodies to our frontline. But we will wait and see.

"They are the most difficult players to get - for obvious reasons - because everyone is chasing the same ones and the same thing, so we will wait and see what happens this week."

Former Hearts defender Danny Grainger has agreed a one-year deal with St Mirren with the option of a further year.

The left-back was without a club after his contract with the Edinburgh side expired at the end of last season.

Saints boss Danny Lennon told the club's website: "We lost a very good left back at the end of last season when Paul Dummett left to fight for a starting place at Newcastle United.

"Danny is a top quality left back to replace him. I have known Danny since he was a young lad at Gretna and he has gone on to prove himself to be a stand out player in the SPL.

"He has the ability, experience and character we are looking for to help take the club forward and we are delighted to have him on board."

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