Yoker Athletic assistant manager Graeme George was impressed with the impact of the Whe-Ho’s summer signings on Saturday against Ashfield.

The Holm Park side ran out 2-0 winner at the weekend, and the assistant was happy with how the new boys had settled into the squad.

Particularly up front, George reckons the Whe-Ho are now stronger than they were last year, despite being relegated.

He said: “Some of the new signings like Rab O’Neill and Greg Cree were some of the better performers from the weekend, we’re expecting every one of them to make an impact.

“Shaun [Wallace] and Stevie [Young] both made an impact, they’ve both joined late in pre-season so they’ve got a bit of catching up to do, but once they’re fully fit they’ll have a big impact.

“With them and Greg Cree we’re looking to take the pressure off Ryan Hynes a wee bit this year with scoring goals.

“There was a lot of expectation on him last year, as if it wasn’t him scoring then it was nobody a lot of the time.

“We’ve got better options up front now I feel, and we’ll try and play 4-4-2 as much as we can. “ Yoker Athletic’s next game is against newly promoted side Glasgow Perthshire.

The Keppoch Park side are in the same division as the Whe-Ho this season, and are the bookies’ favourite to gain promotion.

Yoker then travel to Lochburn Park to take on Maryhill on Saturday, and face local rivals Clydebank next week on Wednesday.