Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie is keen to be the man to take the Bankies back into the senior leagues.

The UCS Trust members voted heavily in favour of a move to seek to return Clydebank FC to senior football last week.

The ballot resulted in 86 per cent in favour of applying to join a league within the Scottish FA pyramid.

In his first job as a manager, the 38-year-old led the club into the west region’s top flight last summer before lifting the Central League Cup earlier this season.

There is no timescale yet for the switch, but whenever that happens McAnespie is keen to be the one to lead them in their journey.

He said: “It’s positive, it shows the club have ambition. I’m all for it.

“Having that infrastructure in place with the stadium and academy allows them to move forward, the question has been asked and now they can move forward from there.

“Ultimately I’d love to be a part of it and be the one to take them back to the seniors.”

The Bankies hold fond memories for McAnespie, but from a Clydebank point of view for all the wrong reasons.

At Boghead he scored his first senior goal for St Johnstone against the Bankies aged 17, on route to Saints 1997 Second Division title.

He added: “I said it in my interview for Clydebank, it was my first senior goal for St Johnstone, they were St Johnstone’s bogey team.

“It was my local senior team as well, I grew up in Bearsden.

“We had some decent players, we signed Gary Bowman from Clydebank, they had Gary Teale on the right, Joe Robertson from Drumchapel, ex-Rangers BC, what a player he was.

“James Grady up top, Davey Irons.

“I scored my first senior goal at Boghead on Tuesday night. I came on as a sub for Gary Bowman who signed the week before the game.

“It was a free-kick from 30 yards out on the right hand side, I swung it in, it was headed out. it came to me. Davey Irons came to close me down.

“I took a touch on my right thigh, knocked it by him and fired in it in from 25 yards.”