CONOR LANGTON has promised to give his all for the Sauchie shirt after a heart-to-heart with Fraser Duncan secured his future at the club.

The mercurial forward looked to be on his way out of the Wee County after the Reds publicly announced he was on the transfer list.

It is understood the Duncan and assistant Davie Beaton had grown tired of Langton after he missed a number of training sessions.

But, following crunch talks with the management team, the former Falkirk youngster's place at Sauchie was reinstated and he now hopes he can repay the faith shown in him by everyone at the club.

"Fras told me he wanted players at the club who were committed and I said that was fair enough," Langton told Advertiser Sport.

"I said to him that I am willing to put the work in and fight for my place in the team if you take me off the transfer list.

"He said he will hold me to it and has taken me off it. I didn't want to go anywhere, but he gave me a kick up the bum.

"I like playing for Sauchie it's a great bunch of boys and a great club. I've settled in really well and I just want to get back playing football now."

Duncan's decision to transfer list Langton was the latest decisive action taken by the gaffer since his return to the club.

A clear out of players brought to the Wee County by Martin Mooney – including Kris Faulds, Lewis Small, and Graeme McGregor – has shaken Beechwood Park in recent weeks whilst a number of former stars have returned.

Jon Tully has made the most impact at the heart of the defence but the importance of Alan Comrie and Iain Syme to the squad is already showing in an upturn in results.

Langton believes decisions like these will secure Sauchie a place in the Premier Division next season as he praised Duncan's man management.

"We've been doing really well in recent weeks and Fras is just one of these guys who knows how to get the best out of everyone," he said.

"He's straight to the point and you can see that what he's doing with the squad has really picked us all up.

"We did so well during the honeymoon phase but I think we have passed that and still doing really well.

"When a new gaffer comes in you always do really well at the start and then it can go down but that's not happened.

"He knows how to talk to certain players and how to get the best out of them. He knows if he shouldn't shout at someone or if that's what they are needing."

Sauchie's game with Dunbar United fell foul to the rain on Saturday meaning the Reds must wait until Hill of Beath on December 28 for their next game.

Langton continued: "I was gutted the game was off at the weekend as I really wanted to get three points heading into the Christmas period and ahead of Hill of Beath on the 28th.

"We definitely need to take points then and I think we will as we are up for it and desperate to get the points.

"Between Christmas and New Year, a lot of teams don't want to play, but we are right up for it.

"We have proven with how well we played against Broxburn that we can do it against the big teams as well as the wee teams.

"We will pick it up and I am sure we will stay in the league."