Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence says the clubs latest transfer signings show their intentions for next season.

Medda have made several signings over the past couple of weeks all over the pitch, including midfielder Mick Wardrope joining from Hurlford.

The departure of Kyle Marley from the club meant they were looking for someone in between the sticks and they announced a double signing of keepers to challenge for the gloves at Meadow Park.

These being an experienced goalie in David Markey joining from Annbank and former Clydebank shot stopper Marc Waters.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “To go and take probably Hurlford’s best player last season, was a real coup for the club.

“It shows the intent of the club to go and have a successful season next year and Mick will be a big part of that.

“David became available, we spoke to him as soon as possible and the deal was then done within a day or so, we were chuffed to bits to get him in. We have brought Marc in too because we wanted to get two keepers in that are going to push each other all the way.”

The announcement last month from the West of Scotland Football League regarding a July 17 start for next season means the club are now in the midst of planning pre-seasons around COVID guidelines.

Spence said: “The pre-season is all planned out now and we are able to give all the players some notice, so they know exactly when to come back in.

“We have friendlies lined up against BSC Glasgow, Auchinleck Talbot and Fauldhouse United.”

Part of their pre-season will also see Medda take on long term rivals Kilwinning Rangers in the inaugural Eglinton Cup.

The two sides will meet on July 10 and 13 for a two-legged affair to crown the inaugural champion of the new pre-season competition, with Spence saying fans should be allowed back in to spectate.

“It was something that both clubs worked together on, the fans will be back in at the games by then, so hopefully they will be looking forward to getting in and watching their teams.”