SAUCHIE new boy Ryan Conville admits he was sold on a switch to the Wee County after hearing Iain Diack's ambitions for the club.

The 23-year-old joined the Reds last month after departing Diack's former side Kilsyth Rangers by mutual consent.

And after meeting with Diack – who coached with the Lanarkshire side before making his switch to Sauchie in the summer – Conville was convinced to take up the challenge at Beechwood Park.

"I was at Kilsyth for a year and a half and decided to move on because I was looking for a new challenge," Conville told Advertiser Sport.

"I left them by mutual consent and had a great relationship with the guys there, but felt it was time to move on.

"I spoke to Iain and discovered the club had plenty to play for both in terms of promotion and cup competitions.

"The message I was getting was that this is a club that wants to go places. Getting the chance to play in the East of Scotland league against the calibre of player was also appealing."

The midfielder made his debut in last week's defeat to Bo'ness United and was praised by his new boss for his performance afterwards.

While the result may not have gone exactly as planned, Conville is already settling in nicely to his new surroundings.

He continued: "The club has been great both in terms of how the boys have welcomed me in and how welcome the management team have made me.

"They are a great bunch of boys and we have everything to play for until the end of the season.

"I am looking forward to that challenge. We are still well within a good shout at the promotion spots.

"That is very much within our aspirations. Then with Hawick Royal Albert in the cup this weekend, we will hope to go on a good cup run and just see what happens."