THE United Clydebank Supporters trust is to hold a special meeting this month after members voted in favour of the club pursuing a return to senior football.

Next weekend’s meeting will discuss an as-yet undisclosed proposal after UCS members overwhelmingly backed an application to join a league within the Scottish FA pyramid system – and to end the club’s stay in the junior set-up.

Following a meeting of the UCS board last Wednesday, a meeting of the full trust has been organised for Sunday, March 25 at 4pm at Clydebank Bowling Club.

Club director Frank Hotchkiss, who has been charged with leading discussions on behalf of the board to look at a return to senior football, said the board’s members had unanimously agreed the terms of the proposal – but also agreed not to reveal the detail until next Sunday’s meeting.

Mr Hotchkiss said: “The board met last Wednesday. Because I’ve been leading on this I had been preparing a discussion paper for the board, and we talked through that at length. We went through all the different options.

“We’ve selected an option which the board voted on unanimously, which we’re going to put forward to the meeting of members at the end of the month.

“We agreed we wouldn’t tell anyone, even the other trust members, until we’re all together, so we can explain it.

“I was really pleased with the meeting as there are people with different opinions on the board, so it was great that we were able to come up with a unanimous proposal to put to the members.

“I’m going to have some talks before that date with some other relevant people, and I would envisage, following the meeting, if the fans back the proposa,l we’ll be in further talks.

“We want to go through the process through which we came to our decision. We want to share that process with the members, not just the proposal, so that they can see the logic behind it as well.”

Mr Hotchkiss said it was important that every UCS member should try to attend next Sunday’s meeting.

He added: “We know some of our trust members live far and wide but we would encourage as many members as possible to come down.”

The club’s board have also kept the current management team in the loop, after manager Kieran McAnespie told the Post last week he was keen to be involved in the club’s move to the senior leagues, if it does occur.

On the pitch, the Bankies beat Fauldhouse United 7-0 in a friendly after their league game on Saturday was called off.

This Saturday the Bankies are away to Girvan with a 2pm kick-off.