KRIS FAULDS has swapped the treatment table for the Wee County and can't wait to show the Beechwood Park faithful what he's all about.

The former Falkirk youngster followed best mate Graeme McGregor in making the switch across the Forth as Martin Mooney continued his summer rebuild at Sauchie.

And after enduring an injury-hit season at the Falkirk Stadium last term, the midfielder is just looking forward to getting back on the pitch and playing his part in the Reds' Premier Division campaign.

Faulds told Advertiser Sport: "Over the last year or so I've had a few injuries and I did my ankle ligaments last season.

"I knew the gaffer obviously from his time as assistant to John Sludden.

"I didn't know what I was going to do after having a couple of bad injuries and I was just focusing on having a good pre-season and getting myself fit.

"Then I got a phone call from Martin to ask if I was interested in coming though to see the facilities.

"I met him and liked everything he said. We got on really well during our time together at East Stirlingshire.

"He made me an offer and I was delighted to sign.

"I'm now just hoping to have an injury free year and have a good season with Sauchie."

As well as McGregor, Faulds was delighted to see a host of familiar faces when he first turned up for training last month.

Midfielder David McCaughie also played his football with the Shire last term while the likes of David Cross, Connor Langton, and Mark Finlayson all rubbed shoulders with Faulds during their time in youth football.

It means he is fully aware of how talented the group is and he is hopeful they will show their true qualities sooner rather than later.

"It makes it a wee bit easier when you've got a good mate at the club as you can come in and have someone to bounce off straightaway," Faulds said.

"When I was speaking to Martin about joining, he told me about boys like Connor and David who I knew before and knew they were young boys who had played at a very good level.

"The first couple of results have been a bit poor but we know we have some talented players in the squad so we will only push on when we get the first win."

Faulds, 25, is hopeful of making a return to action this weekend when Sauchie travel to Gretna 2008 in the Football Nation Qualifying Cup after the former Stenhousemuir man was forced out in the warm-up before Sauchie's defeat to Musselburgh Athletic.

He said: "I played there a few times with East Stirlingshire and know it's going to be a tough game, but one we can win.

"There won't be many weeks when you are playing easy games.

"The spirit is good and we are raring to go and go on a wee run."