Newtongrange Star boss Alan Miller believes the acquisition of striker Lewis Coult is a sign of their intent this season.
The 27-year-old has penned a one-year deal with the New Victoria Park side after leaving League Two Arbroath by mutual consent and becomes Miller’s fifth signing from the Seniors this season.
He joins Lee Currie and Stephen Tulloch who signed for Star from Berwick Rangers, plus Kevin Motion who joined from Spartans, and Kieran Sommerville, a loan signing from Livingston.
“We’re delighted to get Lewis and he gives us something else,” said Miller. “He has good experience in the Senior game and he’s still young.
“It is a demonstration of the ambition of the club. We want to make sure there is no slippage back the way from the performances in recent seasons.”
Star haven’t got off to the way Miller would’ve wished for with just one win from their last five games since they opened their league campaign with a defeat of champions Kelty Hearts.
But, Miller, who takes Star to Bathgate Thistle in the East of Scotland Cup this Saturday, isn’t too concerned by their start and believes it’s only a matter of time until his side click together.
He added: “We’re looking at trying to improve the results in the next few weeks because for us with the squad that we’ve assembled, the results haven’t been good enough so far, but it will turn and I’m sure of that.
“We’ve had a relatively poor start to the season but we’re only seven points behind [Bo’ness] in the league and there is still 24 games to go.”