Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence says he was thrilled to add some experienced heads into his squad as the club announced a double signing last week.

First through the door was Auchinleck Talbot captain Willie Lyle who signed for the club last Tuesday.

The right-back has won just about everything there is to win in the Junior game with the Bot and looks to further his playing career past his 39th birthday at Meadow.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said:”If you get the opportunity to bring the Auchinleck Talbot club captain in you need to take it.

“It would have been so easy for him to hang about at Beechwood, pick up a good wage up there and probably lift another couple of trophies.

“But speaking to him he was desperate to keep playing and he showed a real desire to come to Irvine Meadow.

“So, Lyle will be a great signing on the park but he also will be a great signing off the park as well.

“He will be a great help to the younger players.”

The second addition was the return of forward Keir Milliken from Largs Thistle, which was announced on Friday.

Spence revealed the attacker only had a return to Meadow Park in his heart when he left Thistle.

He said:”Milliken only really wanted to come to Irvine Meadow, he did not have any intentions of going elsewhere.

"There is no big financial gain for him here, he just wanted to come back and play under myself and James Latta.

“Again with his experience it was a no brainer really.”

The duo come in and replace the recent departures of Ryan Carnwath and Andy McLaughlin who both joined Cumnock.

Medda manager Spence says he believes the pair can add some wisdom to his squad.

He said:”I have said that before that we lacked experience throughout the team.

“We have got a very talented young squad here but sometimes we have not seen games out like we should have.

“Maybe that is just down to the lack of know how, so some old heads will help.”