Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie is hopeful of adding to his squad ahead of his side’s friendly with Johnstone Burgh on Saturday after confirming the re-signing of captain Alan Vezza.

McAnespie has already made three signings as well as completing the re-signing of Vezza and is now looking to bring in fresh faces before his side kick off their pre-season fixtures this weekend.

But while the Bankies boss is optimistic of bolstering his squad, he insists he will not be rushed into signing anyone.

He said: “We’re hopeful of more signings soon. We’re not up to maximum numbers yet but I don’t just sign folk for the sake of signing them. I’ll make sure they’re right for the changing room.

“There are boys out there we could get but they might not fit into our environment or might be coming for the wrong reasons so it’s just making sure we get the right people. The most important thing for me is making sure the dressing room is right.

“We are looking to add more in the next couple of weeks. We’ve got the game on Saturday and we’re still actively looking to bring in a few more players for that but as I said it has to be the right people.”

While McAnespie is looking to bring in fresh faces, he has underlined the importance of having players who buy into his philosophy with the re-signing of captain Alan Vezza, who has made more than 100 appearances for the Bankies, and academy graduate Ross Alexander who has signed on a dual contract.

He added: “Alan coming back is a big positive. I’m happy he’s decided to stay with us and be a part of what we’ll be trying to achieve next year.

“Ross was with us for the second part of last season and he was a mainstay in the midfield until he got injured. He is a very, very exciting prospect. He’s got a very good future in the game. We’ll keep developing him and see where he goes - I don’t think he’ll be playing junior football too much longer if he applies himself. He is a very bright prospect and we’re look forward to having him back for next season.”

Elsewhere, Clydebank moved a step closer to joining the Scottish FA Pyramid after the SJFA revealed ‘considerable progress’ had been made in their talks with the SFA. The majority of SJFA clubs voted in favour of setting up a pathway to the senior ranks earlier this year.

And SJFA association secretary Tom Johnston said: “The Pyramid Working Group chaired by Alan McRae and comprising the SFA, HFL, SLL, EOS, SOS and SJFA met earlier this week to further discuss the Juniors inclusion at Tier 6 in the Pyramid System.

“I am pleased to advise that considerable progress was made and we now progress to the next stage where the detail, including play off format etc, will be worked on to allow our participation from season 2019/20.”