AMBITIOUS Auchinleck Talbot look set to flick the switch on their new floodlights in the Summer after the project was given formal approval last week.

And secretary Henry Dumigan welcomed the news which he said will make a huge difference throughout the football season.

The floodlight project was given planning permission by East Ayrshire Council this week.

And the new facilities are set to be installed in June when the season comes to an end and the process will take six weeks to complete.

Dumigan is delighted with the news which he feels is a real boost to the Beechwood Park club.

He said: “The Beechwood Regeneration Committee have been working really hard on this project for a year or so and are raising money.

“It’s great news that the planning permission has been granted and that means the work can be done.

“I would say it will take about four weeks between installing the floodlights and making sure they are working.

“This will make such a difference as it means we can play evening games in the likes of February and March and we won’t have to be playing three and four nights a week near the end of the season.

Talbot, who won the Macron Scottish Junior Cup and McBookie Premiership last season, are also hoping to join the pyramid system which provides a pathway to senior football.

However they are not interested in a proposed West of Scotland breakaway, despite clubs like Kilwinning Rangers, Glenafton Athletic and Irvine Meadow expressing an interest in it.

Dumigan added: “We want to play at a higher level eventually but want to do that through the juniors who are working on the pyramid.

“Having floodlights will help us to achieve our club licence which we are working towards and allows you to play at a higher level.”