FORMER title-winning Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson this week dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant Girvan manager's job.

An internet fans' site suggested the Hamilton Park club were keen to talk to Wilson, who steered them to promotion two seasons ago and was co-manager when they won the Ayrshire District League three-and-a-half years ago.

The Westenders have won six out of seven games and are second in the Ayrshire District League following their relegation from the Super First Division last season with their performances and results attracting attention.

However the manager said: "I have not spoken to anyone and there is no reason to walk away from here - I have no ambition to leave here for any other club.

"I think the potential is here and I really love it. We have put time and effort into the players and squad. We do things the right way here and are no longer just the wee club in Irvine."

Meanwhile Wilson and hat-trick hero David Adams were reasonably encouraged with their team's display as they defeated Ardeer Thistle 6-3 in a high-scoring league encounter. but feel there is room for improvement.

They are now gearing up for Saturday's Scottish Junior Cup Second Round clash away to Forth Wanderers.

Wilson said: "We got our goals at the right times and we did well to get the fourth at the start of the second half and then we switched off and they took more gambles, changing to three at the back and we lost sloppy goals. Perhaps we felt the game was won. They got back to 4-3 but then we kicked back into gear."

Adams said: "It was nice to get a hat-trick. We possibly thought at 3-0 the game was won but shouldn't have, however we showed good heart to come back. Everyone is playing well. We want to be promoted and win the league."

Looking ahead to the cup, Adams said: "It will be good to play a team from a different area and I feel confident we can get a result."

Wilson said: "Forth are second bottom of the Central First Division and have scored 11 goals and conceded 19. I will get more information on them but they are a bit of a yo-yo team. Hopefully we can progress, it's a break from the league."

Irvine Meadow caretaker boss Jimmy Noble hopes his side can improve their form as they host East Premier League team Broxburn Athletic on Saturday.

He said: "It was frustrating not getting a game at the weekend. We will prepare for the game in training and I'm sure the fans will get behind us. It was a poor performance in the last match against Cambuslang and we will be looking to do better. It's an important game and hopefully we can progress."

Rhys Devlin and Darren Miller - who were both sent off at Cambuslang - miss the game through suspension.