Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says he is delighted that the club have been awarded their Scottish Football Association (SFA) license.

This means that if Talbot win the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) Premier Division and they can navigate the play-offs, they will be allowed to play in the Lowland League.

It also comes with the bonus of qualifying to play in the senior Scottish Cup every season.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “The committee have put a lot of time and effort into the SFA license, there is a lot of criteria to meet, so the credit should really all go to them.

“We are delighted that we have finally got there, the ground is looking immaculate now with the changes that have been done to it.

“The flood lights have been fitted, the pitch is in great condition and we are raring to go for the return of competitive football.

Ahead of the return to competitive football this month the bot are yet to announce any new signings for the debut season in the WoSFL.

The Chronicle exclusively revealed the club were close to a trio of signings last month but one of the deals has since fallen through.

Despite the loss, Sloan is optimistic of completing some transfers soon.

“Jamie Bain was training with us for a few weeks but in the end he signed for Brechin City.

“However we still have a few players in the works at the moment that we are hoping to get signed up.”