CLYDEBANK boss Gordon Moffat admits the supporters sold new signing Andy Leishman on a move to Holm Park.

The goalkeeper is a familiar face across the West of Scotland Football League having starred for the likes of Auchinleck Talbot and Darvel in recent seasons, winning a cup double with Darvel last season to go alongside the 27 winners medals he picked up in his time with Talbot.

The 35-year-old is the Bankies' second summer singing from Recreation Park having already recruited Dean Cairns earlier this month.

With Jamie Donnelly leaving Holm Park, Moff admits signing a goalkeeper was always on his agenda - but has revealed he is now back to square one as last season's preferred shot-stopper Kieran Hughes has requested he be made available for transfer.

The Bankies boss would have liked Hughes to stick around and provide healthy competition between the sticks and will now look to the club's development side.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “We had a really good, easy chat with Andy.

“He had some options in our division but from what he was saying to us, after playing against Clydebank for Auchinleck and Darvel in recent years then he was really keen to experience those big crowds.

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“He spoke really well and is really keen to play in front of our fans on those big occasions in the Scottish Cup so it was a really easy conversation.

“He met me and the staff and Grace [McGibbon, chair] and within an hour and a half, he had signed so it probably tells you how easy the negotiation was.

“The frustration is I always want to have two really competent goalkeepers and I thought I had solved that but now we have the situation with Kieran wanting to move on.

“We have promoted Lucas Ross from the U20s and the plan was to put him out on loan but that’s on hold and he’ll be with us throughout pre-season.

“We’re actively looking at bringing in another goalkeeper but I’m not in a huge panic because we have Lucas who is competent and can step in if required, and if we do get another one in then the loan will be more likely for him.”

The Bankies return to action this weekend with their first pre-season friendly of a hectic calendar as they take on the club's development side at Holm Park.

Clydebank will then take on Newmains United at Victoria Park on Tuesday, though Moff will miss the first two games of pre-season.

The Bankies boss will enjoy a family holiday before returning for a clash with Bo’ness next weekend and revealed a lot of planning goes into putting friendlies together.

He added: “Turning up at Holm Park on a Saturday for 2pm kick-off is the routine we are trying to create. It will be a bit of training exercise for both teams but it’s there for a reason.

“I go away on holiday on Friday so I’ll leave it in the hands of Gaz [Assistant manager Gary McMenamin] and the guys.

“I never managed to get a holiday last year but this year I wanted to get the first two weeks of pre-season with the players to set expectations and then leave Gaz and the guys for the first two friendlies and then come back for the Bo’ness game.

“As much as my wife doesn’t thank me for it, I try to be quite calculated about when I go away so I’m not missing a lot of training so they should be good to go by the time I get back.”

Kick-off at Holm Park on Saturday is at 2pm.