Saints boss busy shaping his squad
St Cuthbert Wanderers have bolstered their squad for the new season.
The Kirkcudbright side have added a number of players but won’t be naming them publicly until they can be registered on July 1.
Co-manager Craig Fraser said: “We’ve got five done and dusted, the forms are signed but we can’t register them at the moment so I don’t want to name names.
“We looked at the areas where we needed to strengthen and I think those were the best that were available to us in those positions.
“The majority of the squad have agreed to stay on, which is a big difference to a year ago.”
However, three members of last season’s squad have departed.
Goalie Dale Leith is leaving as is striker Craig Rudd, who retired last term before making a comeback.
And Blair Dougan is leaving to sign for the returning Wigtown, who are managed by his dad Mickey.
Fraser said: “It’s the difficult side of management and unfortunately we’ve told Dale it’s time to move on.
“Blair’s dad has taken over at Wigtown and blood is thicker than water. I think if his dad hadn’t taken the job there he’d have stayed.
“I don’t know if Craig will continue his playing career somewhere else but I think he feels his time has come to an end at Saints.”
Saints have lined up pre-season friendlies against a Queen of the South select, Lesmahagow Juniors, Summerhill and Scaur at St Mary’s Park as well as a trip to Annbank United. Dates are to be confirmed.