CLYDEBANK manager Gordon Moffat admits he is looking to add to the spine of his team as he targets five new signings in the Summer transfer window.

The Bankies will be looking to build on last seasons fourth place finish in the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division having competed in the top two for the first-half of the campaign before a poor run of results of results at the beginning of the eyar cost them the chance at promotion.

Moff started his rebuild last month as eight players left the club, leaving gaps to fill across the squad.

The likes of Joe Slattery and Jamie Donnelly racked up more than 150 appearances between them with the Bankies boss keen to get his recruitment right.

He admits they are looking all across the divisions for players to add, but insists personality and attitude is more critical than ability.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “We’re looking at a lot of streams for our recruitment – we’re looking at the SPFL and Lowland League, our own league and then even a division or two below to find that wee gem.

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“The important part isn’t where they come from, but being the right fit for the squad to complement what we’ve got.

“We’ll probably be looking for a player in each position right down the spine of the team with a goalkeeper, central defender, central midfielder, a striker, and a wide player as well.

“I would say we’re very strong in the full-back area with four signed up who are four of the best in the division.

“In other areas we need to add a body and they need to be right ones who will come in and push us on to the next level.

“They are hard to come by because everyone wants them and there’s a lot of discussions but the board are doing everything they can to support me and we’ll take our time in getting that right.”

One player who will remain at Holm Park is Liam McGonigle, who penned a new deal last week.

The tricky winger arrived at the club from Rossvale in 2020 with the Bankies boss expecting even more from ‘Bilbo’ in the 2024/25 season.

He added: “Liam has come back from a career threatening injury and done well to battle back. An anterior cruciate ligament injury is difficult to come back from.

“Last season we were just happy to see him back playing and this year we were looking for a wee bit more and I think we got that. His numbers are very good with nine goals in 15 starts.

“It was an honest chat and I told him that if he were to stay we’d be looking for more out of him again and he agreed and is hungry to go and prove that.”