IRVINE MEADOW co-boss Colin Spence says the support from the club’s fans has been overwhelming during the coronavirus pandemic.

As the Times told you last month, the club set up an online fundraiser in the hope of installing floodlights next year to gain their full senior licence from the SFA.

This will mean they can progress up the Scottish football pyramid should they win the new West of Scotland Football League Premier Division.

The new set up, which is due to start in October, allows for the winners of the league to enter the Lowland League, who then have the chance to battle it out with the Highland League to enter the SPFL.

As thing stand, Medda fans have already raised a superb £7,500 as part of the GoFundMe page.

And co-manager Spence told the Times that the support cannot be underestimated.

He said: “We’re overwhelmed by the support from the fans and the community.

“Their generosity has been tremendous.

“The money they have managed to raise already is brilliant.

“The club will benefit so much once the floodlights are up.

“The plan is to have them in place for the start of the 21/22 season.

“I think that’ll be one of the last things we need ticked off to get our license.

“To get into the senior Scottish Cup every season will be massive for the club – it will be very beneficial.

“You have seen what it has done for teams like Auchinleck Talbot and Bonnyrigg Rose who have benefited a great deal from it so there’s no reason why that can’t be Irvine Meadow.

“We have to thank everybody that has donated to the cause and we hope that we keep finding more funds to get the floodlights up and running on time.”

The North Ayrshire club have set a target of £10,000 for the floodlights.

So while there’s still a way to go, Medda are well on their way to affording the huge investment.

To donate to the club’s appeal visit their fundraising page