Glenafton Athletic legend, Alan Cairns, says he has some "amazing memories" from his time in New Cumnock following the news he has departed the club.

Last summer, Cairns signed on at Loch Park for what would be his testimonial year.

The Glens say that discussions are ongoing to arrange an opponent and a date for his testimonial match.

During 10 years in New Cumnock, Cairns will always be remembered for his wonderstrike that won the Scottish Junior Cup against Auchinleck Talbot in 2017.

Cumnock Chronicle: Alan celebrates his wonder strike in front of a packed Rugby Park crowd. Credit: SNS

Cairns' decade year at the club didn't quite go to plan, as he was ruled out for the majority of the season after sustaining a training ground injury.

Despite missing his swansong season in New Cumnock, Cairns leaves with the best wishes from all at the club.

A club spokesperson said: "Glenafton Athletic can confirm that club legend Alan Cairns has now left the club.

"Cairnsy first joined the Glens at the start of the 2013/2014 under manager Tommy Bruce, and in that season against all the odds we managed to reach the Scottish Junior Cup final.

"Alan remained an integral part of the team in his time at the Glens, and in his time at the club he has lifted the Super Premier Division, Ardagh Glass Cup and the Evening Times.

"However, Alan's most famous moment in a Glenafton Jersey came at Rugby Park in 2017 when his long range screamer proved to be the goal that won the Scottish Junior Cup against local rivals Auchinleck Talbot, and this put Alan's name into Glenafton Athletic folklore.

"We are in discussions with Alan about arranging a date and opposition for his testimonial, and we will provide updates with this as soon as we can.

"Everyone at the club would like to thank Alan for everything he has done and achieved for the club, and wish him and his family all the best of luck in the future, and we look forward to seeing him at Loch Park in the near future."

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Cairns took the departing opportunity to thank the club and everyone connected for the past 10 years, and said he can't wait for his return for his testimonial.

He told the club: "I'd like to thank everyone involved with the club over the past ten years. From the committee to the fans who have been truly amazing with me.

"I'd like to give a special mention to Janet, Maureen and Crawford who have treated me like one of their own every time I've stepped foot in Loch Park.

"I can take away some amazing memories in a Glens shirt, that I will cherish forever.

"I look forward to returning to Loch Park for my testimonial and hope to you see all there."