HOTSHOT striker Willie Sawyers (27) blasted 34 goals for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy last season but was powerless to stop them being relegated.

Now he is hoping to help IRVINE MEADOW win the Premnier Division title and challenge for the other top honours in 2014-15.

He said:“ I won two league cups at Pollok and the Under-21s Scottish Cup with Harmony Row. Thehy were not far away last year and hopefully my goals make a difference. It’s a cracking set up here compared with previous teams, we will hopefully be pushing for the league. We want to to one step further than the league and the Scottish Cup, these are the ones we want to win,” idfielder Ryan Deas (26) was at Rob Roy with Sawyers and has now followed him to Meadow Park.

He said: “This is a big step up for me and it’s a real challenge. We were disappointed to go down last season but after speaking to Stevie Rankin and Murdie MacKinnon about their plans for taking the club forward I decided to join. This is a step up for me and a new challenge. I am playing with a good bunch of boys and hopefully we can push on and win things. I have been to the Scottish Cup final with Largs and it was disappointing to lose, It would be good if I could get there again. Hopefully we will also be pushing to win the league and other cup competitions we are in.” Jordan Murch midfielder (22) has signed up from Petershill, whom Meadow defeated in the Scottish Junior Cup last season.

He said: “I want to have a chance to challenge for leagues and cups, they are a big club and I was impressed with the other players they were bringing. I had fancied Meadow to win the cup last season after they beat us and they did well in the league, Hopefully we can challenge for both trophies. We have a good dressing room and a good squad of boys here.” Defender Willie McLachlan (25) has swopped the sunny climes of Australia for North Ayrshire.

He said: “I was with Melbourne Knights last season and we did well, finishing second in the league.

“This is a change, I wanted to come back here. I enjoyed living over there. I started out at Rangers and then I was with Airdrie and Clyde. I came here because I would like to win things. We want to win the league and as many cups as possible. Training has gone well.” Mark McLennan has returned (23) to the club for a second spell and is raring to go.

“I just wanted to come back and challenge for trophies, it was good to have a season under my belt at Pollok. We had been fighting relegation and I felt I just needed a changes. The league is the top priority but the Scottish Cup is the big one which the fans want and I would like to make the final. It’s great to be back,” Midfielder Michael Keenan (29) has joined from Queens Park.

“I enjoyed my time at Queens Park, I was there for two seasons, the first one we made the playoffs but we didn’t do so well last season. I know the Junior game well and have played with Arthurlie and Petershill. The aim is to have a good season and win as much as we can.” Paul McLaughlin (30) striker joined from Cumbernauld.

He said: “I won the First Division with Rutherglen a couple of seasons ago and this is a good opportunity for me at Meadow. I came here to win things. I was supposed to come in January but I became a dad and took some time out from the game.

Defender Grant Evans at Airdrieonians last season (24) said: “I played most of last season at Airdrie but was out from the end of October after suffering an ankle injury at the end of October. Murdie took me at Hamilton when I was 16 and he tried to get me for a couple of seasons. I won the league in my first season at Hamilton Accies but I was only there for a short time. I hope to be playing and win as much as possible.”