Yoker Athletic manager Steven Reilly hailed the signing of former Clydebank defender Rab O’Neill as a “massive coup” for the club.

O’Neill made his comeback from a horrific triple leg break which kept him out for 10 months earlier this year .

But further knocks prevented him from getting a sustained run-out in the Bankies side.

And getting games under his belt after a year out of the game was a key reason for him signing on with the Whe-Ho.

He said: “It’s a massive coup for us. If Rab was wanting to play at a higher level than us he could do so, he had plenty of offers.

“But he feels like he’s been out of the game for a season, he wants to get back playing regular, he wants to get his confidence back, build up his leg and get back to the way he was before he was injured.

“If he can do that he knows at Yoker we won’t stand in his way, but he’s fully committed to getting the club back up and that’s our aim.”

Athletic have also added Stewart Sharkey, who rejoins the club after a stint at League Two side Annan.

Greg Maitland has also re-signed, and Reilly is looking for one or two further additions to complete his squad.

He added: “I reckon 20 would be a sufficient number to go in with, with injuries, call offs and work commitments it’s better to start off top heavy and then let it trundle down as we go on.

“I still want to strengthen in the middle of the park. Defensively fine, we’ve got two goalkeepers and we’ve got plenty of strikers so hopefully we’ll get another one or two in the next week or so.

“We’re still speaking to Andy Rankin at the moment who would be a good signing for us to get back. Andy’s been away working and played on Wednesday night against St Ant’s so could do with a wee bit more of a pre-season.

“Going into the league we’re looking strong just now, we lost some good players from last year but ultimately we’ve strengthened with good players this year.”

Reilly also confirmed Gary Bissland was to remain as Yoker’s captain, with a vice captain still to be decided.