A NEW lease of life has been injected into Beechwood Park by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

The home of Sauchie Juniors has seen a number of improvements made in recent weeks as the Clacks team's committee have made the most of the game's shutdown. 

While strictly adhering to social distancing rules brought in by the outbreak of Covid-19, they have moved the dugouts from the side of the pitch to under the Jimmy Millar stand, have given the ground a fresh lick of paint, and made improvement work to the pitch ahead of the new season.

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Chairman Karl Rennie told Advertiser Sport: "It is just to make it a much more enjoyable place for people to come to and enjoy their football whenever we do return.

"We discovered the dugouts were blocking the pitch when you stood in certain parts. You couldn't see the full pitch because they were in the way.

"We are just trying to improve it to give the supporters something to enjoy and to maybe think about during this time." 

Meanwhile, Sauchie star Craig Donaldson has agreed a deal to leave Clacks and sign for Premier Division rivals Linlithgow Rose. 

The former East Stirlingshire midfielder was brought to the club in the summer of 2018 by former boss Iain Diack and went on to play a key role in the Reds' promotion to the East of Scotland top tier. 

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He later captained the side in the absence of Jon Tully and helped Fraser Duncan's side secure their place in the league for next season, albeit in unprecedented circumstances due to the game's lockdown. 

He is the latest name to depart the Wee County following youngster Aidan McKeown's move to Bo'ness United last month. 

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When speaking to Advertiser Sport, boss Fraser Duncan said he hoped he would be able to talk to his squad before anyone decides to move on from Beechwood Park. 

He revealed he has held discussions with several players about a move to Clacks.