YOKER Athletic managers Peter McKenna and Tommy Montgomery have added two more new signings to the Whe Ho’s ranks – and there could be more to come next week.

Defender Alex McEwan arrives at Holm Park via Renfrew, Morton and Rangers, and has been joined by midfielder Cameron Ferrier.

Both are understood to have fitted in well at training as preparations continue for a hoped-for return to competitive football next month.

The Scottish FA and Scottish Government have produced an update on “matchday protocols” for Phase 3 of the country’s route map out of lockdown, outlining a pathway for clubs to return to competitive football.

Local friendlies are permitted from this weekend, but these must be behind closed doors, while there are various restrictions on the use of changing rooms.

Clubs are also being advised not to publicise or promote pre-season friendly fixtures to avoid the risk of fans gathering outside grounds in an attempt to watch matches.

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Meanwhile, as Yoker await the release of the new league season’s fixture lists from the West of Scotland Football League, the Holm Park faithful have found out their favourites’ first cup opponents of the new season.

The draws for the first and second rounds of the SoccerShop Challenge Cup were made on Saturday, and saw Yoker handed a round one bye and a 168-mile round trip to Newton Stewart of the South of Scotland League in the second round, currently scheduled to be played on Saturday, November 21.

Reacting to the latest new signings, a Holm Park spokesman said: “Both boys fitted in well at training last week and the whole squad are looking sharp and together which the management duo are delighted with after such a long layoff due to the pandemic.

“Things are progressing well throughout the club, from the first team squad and the new under-20 dvelopment side right through to the new youth academy.

“It’s shaping up to be an exciting season for everyone connected to the club as they build towards their future.”

The club is also set to launch a YouTube channel for the coming season, alongside the existing Yoker social media platforms, giving supporters a chance to see more of what’s going on at the club through match highlights and manager and player interviews – a particularly useful platform if ongoing Covid-19 restrictions prevent fans watching matches in person.