SAUCHIE lad Sean Preston is delighted to be back at his local club – and he is determined to make up for lost time.

The 23-year-old has returned to Beechwood Park after enjoying a short stint under Fraser Duncan and Davie Beaton between 2017 and 2018.

This time he has joined a host of Clacks youngsters in signing for Stuart McInnes' Wee Sauchie and will play in the East Region Juniors.

"I am feeling really good about it," Preston told Advertiser Sport. "It's great to be able to get back to them again.

"It was good to play for them then but it just didn't work out for me for whatever reason. I don't know if I was maybe just a little bit too young.

"It can be a wee bit hard to have your voice heard when you are younger.

"You have been playing with guys who are your age and then suddenly you are with guys who have been playing there for a long time."

Since leaving Sauchie, Preston has enjoyed success with Clackmannan Community AFC, winning the league title and league cup.

"I've definitely got a wee bit older and matured during the time away," Preston said. "Hopefully I can now go back up and do a bit better than what I did the last time.

"It's a great club and really well loved.

"They've been really keen to get me back to the club and that's always a good sign. I've been determined to go back and play at a higher level."

As part of the new set-up at Beechwood Park, Wee Sauchie will mix with Fraser Duncan's East of Scotland side and the new under 20s.

It means Preston will enjoy the chance of working alongside the likes of Darren Petrie, David Cross, and Alan Comrie, which he is sure will benefit his game in the long run.

He said: "If you are training with them, you can watch and learn from them. I can't wait to get back."