Irvine Meadow is approaching transfer destinations when departures are confirmed

Irvine Meadow co-chief Colin Spence insists that a facility overhaul can help the club fight for the best players as they near their top transfer goals.

Medda launched an end-of-season recruiting campaign this week by capturing former Hurlford United and Kilwinning Rangers midfielder Mick Wardrope.

Spence thinks the 24-year-old’s arrival is a real coup and believes significant ground improvements in Meadow Park, including the installation of floodlights, played a role in Wardrope’s decision to put pen to paper.

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Now he’s confident that this can be a significant factor again as he wants to have four more new faces on his squad before next season.

A seasoned midfielder contract could be signed later this week, with Spence and co-boss James Latta also adding a new goalkeeper to replace Kyle Marley, who has left the club due to work commitments.

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Spence said: “We know we don’t have the biggest budget, but hopefully the great work that has been done outside of the park over the past few months can make up for us when it comes to bringing top players into the To bring club. ” .

“Getting Mick in was easy. James knew him from their time together in Kilwinning and made him aware of his future.

“Mick had a choice of four clubs out of five. He was arguably Hurlford’s best player last year.

Mick Wardrope in action for Kilwinning Rangers

Mick Wardrope in action for Kilwinning Rangers

“But he was impressed with the work that has been done at the club and believes he can be successful here.

“He’s a perfect match for the type of player we want to bring in.

“He’s going to bring an energy to the middle of the park and he’s the type who can get you some good goals from this area too.

“We’re not far from hitting another deal for a seasoned midfielder, which we hope will happen this week. We need another goalkeeper and we have a few other irons in the fire.”

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Spence is ready to play with a leaner squad next season, confirming striker Michael Reilly and midfielder Jamie Henderson are allowed to leave the club.

He added, “Michael and Jamie were a little unhappy in that the ban reduced their chances of making an impression and they were our best wishes.”

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