IRVINE Meadow boss George Grierson says he hopes to utilise the club's “great” home support and turn Meadow Park into a “fortress”.

It comes in a week where Medda picked up an impressive 2-1 win at home against Ayrshire rivals Troon.

It’s their fourth home victory in the league this season after fans hadn’t seen their side win at Meadow Park since February, prior to Grierson’s appointment.

The Medda boss told the Times: “We have a great support at home. If you win your home games it’s a huge help.

“You’ve got to make the place a bit of a fortress and then see what you can pick up away from home – which we’ve been doing anyway.”

Meadow showed character on Saturday, winning from behind thanks to a Louis Kerr strike and Callum Graham penalty in the first half cancelling out Jamie Gallagher’s earlier effort to put Troon ahead.

There was no further scoring in the second half, though Medda had to better of the last 45 - which saw Callum Graham have his second penalty of the evening saved by visiting keeper Dale Burgess.

And while Grierson was disappointed that their victory was not more assured, he was more than happy to secure the win.

He commented: “Every game in this league is just about getting the three points, playing well was just a bonus on top of that.”

The real bonus for the Meadow boss was being able to make positive changes throughout the game - after the addition of new signings such as Mick Lennox and Cammy MacNair.

Grierson said: “We’ve got a bit more depth now, we’re still looking to add a touch more to the squad, but we didn’t have that before.

“That was pleasing on Saturday, we were able to change it and bring boys on and change the shape to see the game out.

“It’s a huge help to us and it helps the players as well because you’ve got competition.”

Medda will now prepare to head to East Ayrshire to face giant-killing Darvel, who will play their Scottish Cup last 16 match only nine days later - which Grierson feels will make the task even tougher.

He commented: “I’d imagine there’s boys trying to catch Mick Kennedy’s eye so he might get a wee extra five per cent out them.”

That match will take place on Saturday, February 4, at Recreation Park, kicking off at 1.30pm.