CLYDEBANK manager Gordon Moffat has revealed his delight at getting the signing of Ciaran Mulcahy over the line – as he’s been tracking him for two years.

The striker became the club’s first summer signing this week after spending two years at Benburb – during which he chalked up an impressive tally of 52 goals in 67 games.

The 23-year-old will take the number 9 shirt ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and Moffat is excited about what he can add to the team.

Speaking to the Post, the Bankies boss said: “Ciaran is one who I’ve been looking at for a while.

“He came through the leagues with us when I was at Rossvale, and he was playing for Benburb so he was playing against us a lot.

“Speaking to my centre halves after games against him, it was always the same story – they felt they’d had a right tough game and he was a real handful.

“He’s not the tallest in the world, but he’s a strong, stocky, muscular lad and he’s very athletic.

“He’s very good in the air, very good with his back to goal, can bring others into play and is a great finisher. His goals record shows that.

“We’ve also got Nicky Little up there who is a different type of forward player and also another new signing still to come who I think will excite the fans as well.

“With three of them in the mix I think we’ll be looking really strong in those positions.”

Mulcahy, who sees himself as a target man who can play either with a partner or as a lone striker, is optimistic about the move to Holm Park.

He told the club’s Twitter page: “Clydebank is a well-known club with a good following and it just appealed to me.

“Everything seemed positive coming here. I’m looking forward to getting the chance to score goals.”

Goalkeeper Jamie Donnelly has also signed from Rossvale to replace Scott Morrison, who has moved on to Cumbernauld United after three seasons with the Bankies.

Meanwhile, Clydebank’s development side have been just as active, and have managed to retain much of last season’s squad.

The Bankies have joined the Lowland Development League for the 2020/21 season and with dual contracts between the first-team and under-20s available, Moffat is keen to make the most of the exciting young players the club has to offer.

He said: “We’ve been in regular contact with [coaches] Scott Carson and Paul Mooney just to make sure that we’re all joined up.

“I’m looking at the development squad as an extension of the first team and I’ve said that to the 20s’ management.

“I’ve got 40 players, and it just so happens some of them will play on a Friday night and some will play on a Saturday afternoon, so it’s important that was all joined up, and I’m glad they’ve managed to keep a vast majority of the ones we wanted to keep tied down.

“There will be a couple that get promoted into the first-team this season from the start.”

Meanwhile, on the blue side of Holm Park, Yoker Athletic have also been busy unveiling new and re-signed players as Peter McKenna and Tommy Montgomery continue to assemble their 2020-21 squad.

Confirmation last week that club captain Gary Bissland had signed up for a 16th season with the club was followed by the capture of midfielder Jamie Young from Rossvale, the re-signing of vice-captain Davie Crerand and last season’s top scorer Gregor Cree, the return of midfielder Andy Campbell after a season with Goldenhill Amateurs, and the capture of defender Robbie Davidson from Harmony Row AFC.

Nathan Kavanagh, David McGrath, Ryan McCreath and Chad Meechan have also signed up for another season at Holm Park as the Whe-Ho gear up for life in Conference C of the West of Scotland Football League.