PARS boss James McPake is still looking to strengthen his squad and has not ruled out making any new signings before his side takes on Peterhead at the weekend.

Athletic will face League One's bottom club at the KDM Group East End Park on Saturday without striker Kevin O'Hara, who has been ruled out for around a month after sustaining a knee injury.

With Craig Wighton just returning from the sidelines, cover in the forward area could well be required and McPake told the Press that they were continuing to make efforts to bring in new faces.

"We are still looking to strengthen before Friday," he said. "Even with Craig coming back and with Kevin, we are looking to add to the team. We will wait and see.

"David (Cook) and Thomas (Meggle) have been excellent but it has been a very slow window. People get frustrated (that players haven't been brought in) but you hear other managers and other chairmen saying the same thing. I think that has been the case in this window."

A visit to the specialist on Monday confirmed O'Hara will be ruled out for several weeks, which was a blow to his manager.

"We are maybe looking at a month then we will reassess and take it from there," said McPake. "It is not too serious but is going to be the kind of injury that he is going to miss a few weeks and then rehab.

"It is a blow for us. First and foremost, he is a great pro and was working really well. We are delighted with what he he was doing. He was a goal away from going on a good run and his all-round play has been excellent."

After a free weekend due to the cancellation of the SPFL Trust Trophy home tie with Celtic B because of international call-ups for the Glasgow side, Dunfermline will be looking to continue their unbeaten run and retain their position at the top of the table.

With their opponents languishing in bottom spot, the Athletic boss said there would be no room for complacency from his team.

He said: "Peterhead have only won one game and will be looking to get their season going after a defeat again at the weekend. They will be looking at a good chance to get a big win at our place. We played them last year in the Scottish Cup and they gave us a scare at their place.

"We know exactly how dangerous their players can be."

McPake is expecting another big turnout from Pars fans as they look for another three points.

"We had the third-highest attendance in Scottish football against Falkirk. Against Airdrie, there were over 4,100. The supporters are coming back which we always said would happen if we could put in performances.

"That is ultimately down to the players going out and winning. The supporters want to see players working hard and giving everything for the badge and it is great to see the Dunfermline fans coming back.

"It is far too early to look at the league table. All we can concentrate on week to week is to keep putting in positive performances and I believe when we do that and work as hard as we can, it produces performances. We need to keep doing that.

"We have done it over the course of the league campaign and also in the Premier Sports Cup; we were very unfortunate not to get through in that. It has not been a surprise but we are still only 10 games into the league."