Five star Bankies kicked off their pre-season in style with a comfortable 5-0 win over Johnstone Burgh on Saturday.

It was a new look Bankies side that set up against their League Two opponents, with new signings Nicky Little, Del Hepburn and Sean Higgins all starting alongside trialist and former Pollok midfielder Liam Rowan.

Goals from Little, Higgins, Jordan Shelvey, Cammy McClair and Adam Asghar got Kieran McAnespie’s side off to winning ways.

The visitors were on top from the get-go, with marauding left-back Andy Paterson blazing over the crossbar in the opening exchanges after good link up play with Little.

And new signings Hepburn and Little could have broken the deadlock midway through the first-half after excellent link-up play. Hepburn’s clever reverse pass found Little, who did well to create space for himself in the area to get a shot away which forced a strong save from the Burgh stopper.

Bankies’ patience paid off just after the half hour mark and it was Little who opened the scoring when he was the first to react in the box, stabbing home from a corner after the ball came off the post.

Burgh were reduced to just one clear effort on goal when the ball bobbled in front of Marc Waters, but the former Partick Thistle goalkeeper was never in any real danger, recovering well to push the ball to safety.

McAnespie rang the changes at the break and after a double change that saw Little and Rowan replaced by Jordan Shelvey and Chris Black, his side upped the tempo and came close, hitting the bar twice in quick succession.

Shelvey rose well from a cross but his thumping header crashed off the upright moments after the restart, before captain Alan Vezza’s rebounded effort looked to be dipping in but hit the top of the bar.

There was another debut goal just before the hour mark when former Dundee and St Johnstone striker Sean Higgins got himself on the scoresheet. Higgins, who spent last season at Albion Rovers, showed his quality as he lifted his free-kick up and over the wall and beyond the reach of the young Burgh stopper to grab his first goal in Clydebank colours.

Clydebank began to assert their authority on proceedings at Keanie Park and substitute Shelvey soon added a third. A great driving run from Cammy McClair set up last season’s top scorer Shelvey who made no mistake when faced with a one-on-one with the keeper, deftly dinking him with a cheeky effort to make it three.

Bankies were now in cruise control and added a fourth just three minutes later when Burgh’s substitute keeper misjudged a long ball which gave McClair the chance to curl in his first - and Bankies’ fourth - from 20 yards.

And the rout was completed fifteen minutes before time when right-back Adam Asghar combined with U19 attacker Nathan Carmichael down the right channel, with Asghar bursting through a lacklustre Burgh defence to fire in the fifth.

Bankies now face Highland League outfit Brora Rangers in the Kelty Hearts tournament this weekend, kick off at New Central Park is 4pm.