THE band is well and truly back together in the Wee County as Fraser Duncan's Sauchie rebuild stepped up another gear.

Club legend Duncan has wasted little time in partying like it's 2016 by bringing a number of fan favourites back to Beechwood Park.

Jon Tully was the first to make his return at the heart of the defence while Alan Comrie has added experience on the bench.

It's all part of his quest to secure the side's Premier Division status with the club's slow start to the season keeping them well and truly locked in the relegation fight.

The latest to put pen to paper on a deal to mark his comeback is Iain Syme, who arrived last week from Bo'ness United as part of a swap deal involving Martin Mooney signings Kris Faulds and Graeme McGregor.

"I am really excited to get back as it was a club I was at for such a long part of my career," Syme told Advertiser Sport.

"Fraser and Davie (Beaton) were my coaches during the majority of my time at the club and especially the successful period. So, it was great to link up with them again.

"It's a very friendly and family orientated club and obviously Fraser has a lot of his family involved.

"I won a few trophies there and went through some special times, but we did have some tough times where we were scraping down at the bottom.

"My family always came to the games to watch and everyone was so friendly to them. I remember after we won games fans would come into the changing room with crates of beer for the lads.

"It was my first Junior club and the first time I played at such a high level and if you ever speak to lads who have played for the club there always remains that draw.

"It's never felt as good as it did at Sauchie at all of the other teams I have played for."

Syme, who is a former Royal Marine, plied his trade for six years with the Reds before leaving to join the B.U's when Iain Diack took charge of Sauchie in the summer of 2018.

He had fallen out of favour with former Alloa star Max Christie's side, however, and jumped at the chance to make his return despite Sauchie's lowly position.

"It wasn't an easy decision to make to leave a team that is at the top of the league and looking strong," Syme said. "And there was also the personal thing to leave and not just give up when I wasn't playing.

"I am 32 and still fit and want to be playing every week and it was Bo'ness who actually got in touch with Fraser to say I was looking for a move.

"I wanted to come, but didn't want Fras just to do it for sentimental reasons because I was an old player. It had to be good for Sauchie.

"Hopefully, I can add a wee bit of experience and a wee bit of what we had at Bo'ness; that winning mentality."