CLYDEBANK manager Gordon Moffat admits he is in no rush to further add to his squad as he prepares to welcome his side back for pre-season training this week.

The Bankies added their first new face of the summer this week with the addition of midfielder Dean Cairns from Darvel.

The 26-year-old, who has also played for Airdieonians, East Kilbride and Linlithgow Rose, joins the Holm Park outfit on the back of a cup-double winning season with his former Ayrshire side having lifted the South Challenge Cup and Scottish Junior Cup.

Clydebank are back in at training on Thursday evening before a gruelling double session on Saturday as they look to build on back-to-back fourth place finishes in the Premier Division of the West of Scotland Football League.

Moff’s side only finished their 2023/24 league campaign on May 11 and the Bankies boss hinted that there may be another new face or two at training this week.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “We’ll have a light session on Thursday and then start back up properly at the weekend.

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“It felt like no time at all from the end of the season and I’m sure it will be the same for the players, some have been away and some still have their main holidays to come which we’ll work around but we’re looking forward to going back.

“Hopefully we’ll get another deal or done two this week, we had a couple of meetings on Tuesday night with some potential players but at this time of the year players are speaking to two or three different clubs so things don’t move as quick as you would want.

“I’m hopeful we’ll have at least one more in ahead of this weekend but I’m not in a huge rush – I want to make sure we get the right players in and if that means we’re a couple of weeks into pre-season then so be it.”

The addition of Cairns to his midfield is one which excites Moff and he thinks he has the technical and physical ability to play in any role required in the middle of the park.

He added: “I’ve been an admirer of Dean for a few seasons and I think he fits us very well with his attributes.

“We’re losing Joe Slattery and Larry McMahon so we need a bit of depth to that position and also the area where Frazer Johnstone plays in and I think Dean can be a bit of a hybrid between those types of players.

“He’s really good with the ball and has the legs to get about the pitch but he also has that competitive streak where he can put his foot in.

“I think there will be games where we use both Frazer and Dean as deeper players and others where we use Frazer as the holding midfielder and Dean slightly higher up alongside a Craig Truesdale or Nicky Low.

“He ticks so many boxes and I’m really happy to get that one done.”