CUP hero Eddie McTernan hopes to steer Irvine Meadow to success after being paraded as one of four new signings by boss Ross Wilson.

McTernan scored the winning goal for Kilbirnie Ladeside in the Ardagh Glass League Cup final against Auchinleck Talbot last season and said: It was great to win a trophy. But I look forward to the new season and hope to get promotion to the top league, score 20 goals and win a trophy. I have never been as excited to get a season started."

Rhys Wilson (26), a midfielder who was at Faldhouse United last season is excited by the challenge and said: "Ross contacted me to see if I fancied joining. My highlight so far was winning the West of Scotland Cup with Arthurlie. Meadow are a massive club in Junior football and I want to take them back where they should be, fighting for trophies and in the top league. Hopefully we can secure promotion next season and have a run in the cups competitions."

Midfielder Ryan Carnwath signs from East Kilbride Thistle and was previously at Lowland League team BSC with Wilson.

He said: "Meadow sells itself. The aim this season is to win a trophy but our main focus is on gaining promotion to the Super Premier Division. The club have a big support. I had a taste of junior football when I played for BSC against Auchinleck Talbot in the senior Scottish Cup and the standard was good."

Former Ayr United striker Aaron Connolly last season played for lower league side East Kilbride Thistle owing to family connections but said: "For me it has been about taking a step back in the right direction, after a spell at East Kilbride I had a couple of seasons at Glenafton, winning the Ardagh Glass League Cup and reaching the final of the Scottish Junior Cup.

"Meadow are a massive club and have had their troubles in the past 18 months but there is a recovery in progress. The aim is to be in the hunt for promotion and get back to where the club should be."

Meanwhile Kilwinning Rangers this week completed the signing of 20-year-old former Ayr United striker Ryan Nisbet from Troon. This comes a week after snapping up ex-Ayr midfielder Michael Wardrope.

Boss Chris Strain said: "Ryan played well against us a couple of times last season. He has lots of pace and energy and is a great signing."

Buffs have also landed former Ayr and Irvine Meadow defender Mark Campbell, who will play a limited number of games and will also help with the younger players.

Strain said: "Mark has vast experience at all levels of the game."