PARTICK Thistle are considering a move for defender Conrad Balatoni following his release from Hearts.
The Englishman was signed by former Jags boss Ian McCall last season. He returned to Glasgow in the summer to spend the first half of the Irn-Bru First Division campaign at Firhill.
He is now without a club after his contract was terminated as part of the Tynecastle side's bid to cut their wage bill.
SportTimes understands Balatoni trained with Jackie McNamara's squad yesterday, with the club considering options to bring the defender back for a third time.
McNamara has previously expressed his admiration for the 21-year-old, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be struck to add the Leeds-born stopper to his squad.
One man definitely on his way from Edinburgh is midfielder Sean Welsh after Thistle completed a loan move for the Hibs midfielder.
The youngster will remain at Firhill until March 30, and McNamara is delighted to bring the 21-year-old along the M8.
He said: "Sean is a good passer of the ball and can play in a few positions in midfield. He can also score a goal or two. He will be a good addition to our squad."
Meanwhile, Thistle have announced that coach Ian Cameron has left the club.
Cameron, who had two spells at Firhill during his playing career, had been part of the coaching staff since 2008.
He will be replaced by club captain Alan Archibald, who will join Barry McLelland in charge of the Jags' under-17 squad.
Thistle's head of youth development Gerry Britton said: "We are disappointed that Ian has decided to move on.
"He has played a huge role in the much-improved youth structure that we have now.
"The most tangible signs of Ian's hard work were winning the SFL League Cup with the under-19 side in May 2010, and this season finishing runners-up in the SFL Under-17 league.
"More important than that though, he played a key role in the development of players such as Stuart Bannigan, Kieran Burns, Jamie Campbell, Shaun Fraser and Ryan Scully, all of whom have played in the first team.
"Although disappointed Ian is leaving, we wish him every success."