The club are delighted to announce that the Kevin Kelly era continues with the signing of 26 year-old Jamie Ballantyne.

The left sided defender Ballantyne joins the club from Auchinleck Talbot where he made 29 appearances in the 2022/23 season. Jamie spent last season on loan at Kilbirnie Ladeside and has experience playing at a higher level from a spell at Annan Athletic where he wasregular in League 2 just a few seasons ago. The full back began his career in the youth systems of Rangers and Kilmarnock.

Kevin Kelly likes the look of 'Bally'

"Bally has been great around the place since day 1 of having him at the club. A left footer in defence brings us good options with good balance also. Bally comes with good experience at this level being at clubs such as Auchinleck and Kilbirnie as well as a good up bringing in the game from a young age. He will add valuable experience to our defence"

"I had a few options but after my first session I knew I wanted to sign here, I’m enjoying the professionalism, the standard has been set since day one, the objective and direction the club want to go is clear, it’s a great changing room with lots of quality, I’ve only been here for a short time but I’m really enjoying it, long may it continue and be a successful period for myself and the club."

Jamie will wear the number 4 jersey and both his home and away shirts are available to sponsor now. Email Ben Grant on if you'd like to sponsor Jamie or any of the current signed players.