DETERMINED Kilwinning Rangers pulled off an audacious coup on Sunday when they swooped for vastly experienced former SPL striker David Winters.

The Abbey Park club staved off competition from a number of other clubs to land the former Pollok target man, who has also played for Dundee United, Ayr United and Ross County during a glittering playing career.

Winters (34) is a proven goalscorer and should be a real quality addition to the Buffs' squad as they aim to improve on last season when they just stayed up by winning the Premier Division playoff.

Manager Chris Strain is delighted with the signing and said: "We had been in for Keir Milliken but he moved to Beith and it was important we brought in a good striker. David has experience at all levels of the game - both junior and senior. The club chairman Colin Stewart played a big part in getting this deal over the line. David had a better offers elsewhere but he has bought into our philosophy. He can score goals and will be a good addition to the squad."

Winters is the fourth summer signing made by Buffs, following on from former Ayr United midfielder Michael Wardrope, ex-Irvine Meadow captain Mark Campbell and striker Ryan Nisbet, who was at Troon last season and previously with Ayr.

The boss is also close to landing teenage striker John Monan, who was with a Kilwinning Sports Club youth team last season and midfielder/forward Craig Dallas from Rutherglen Glencairn Under-21s.

Strain, meanwhile is not ruling out adding more players.

He said: "Some players might move on and others will come in.

Buffs are back in action this weekend. They play Stirling University away on Saturday and on Monday face BSC Glasgow at Abbey Park, ko 7.30pm.