Sauchie Juniors manager Fraser Duncan was delighted after he secured the signatures of four new faces ahead of the new season.

Reece Boyle, Jordan Tapping, Bruce McAdam and Ryan Millar will all join the Beechwood Park side for next season, writes Jamie Hall.

The Juniors manager was pleased to have tied down so many signings early on in the off-season.

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: “You know what it’s like at the end of the season. I like to try and get numbers up as early as I can. Things have moved quicker than I thought they would so now I’m looking forward to going away for a week on Thursday. I can relax a bit knowing that I’m coming back to a playing squad, unlike this time last year when I didn’t have a squad.

“We’ve got four new signings coming in. We have signed Reece Boyle and Jordan Tapping from East Stirling, and I’ve managed to bring in Bruce McAdam. He’s come from Newburgh Juniors and won their player of the year award last season. He’ll play on the left of midfield. I’ve also signed Ryan Millar. He was at Alloa under Paul Hartley and has already been with us on loan. He was at Stirling Uni for a few months and then signed for Stenhousemuir.” Duncan revealed that a number of the club’s younger players would be involved in the first team next season.

He said: “A few of the Under-21s are making the step up as well. Ally Brown, Anthony McTaggart and Stuart Love are all coming up so that’s effecitvely seven new faces I’ve managed to add to the squad. Stevie Dolan, Iain Syme, Gary McCulloch, Ally Burns and Brian Morgan have all signed new deals, and Ross Harkness and Conor Kelly still have a year left to run on their current contracts.” The manager hinted that there would be more good news to come from Beechwood Park in the coming days, but admitted the loss of Darren Cummings to Super League rivals Bo’ness was a blow.

He added: “There are still a few players on holiday who are yet to sign and I’m hoping to have another couple of deals done this week. We have lost a few players, Daz going to Bo’ness was a hard one to take. I wish him all the best, he’s been brilliant for us. I hope he does really well but it is a sore one for us.”