Cumnock Manager Tony McInally says last week’s signings add to his philosophy of having a perfect blend of youth and experience at the club.

On the youth side, midfielder Callan Vietch joined on a two-year-deal from Hurlford United.

Also signing on a two-year contract but adding more experience to the Nock is 31-year-old midfielder Jamie Wilson, arriving from Beith.

McInally said: “Callan has come through the youth system at Kilmarnock, so he is an exciting young talent and we will take the time to develop him.

“He grew up locally as well, so he understands the size and expectations of the club.

“Jamie is a player that I have admired for a long time, he’s won everything at this level.

“We have quite a young team, but we are trying to get that nice balance between experience and youth within the squad.”

Alongside the arrival of new players came the re-signing of a current one, with Kyle McAusland penning a two-year extension.

McInally says he is ecstatic the club could hang onto the best right back in the West of Scotland Football League.

He said: “He’s the best player in his position at our level in Scotland, again he is another local guy and he wants to do well for his hometown club.

“He’s not played at Rangers and Alloa without being talented and we are delighted to extend his deal.“

It has not just been player arrivals in recent weeks however with a new coach being added to McInally’s set up at Townhead Park.

Stewart Ralston arrives into the Nock coaching team from Darvel, having worked with McInally at his previous jobs at Shotts Bon Accord and Pollok.

McInally said: “Stewart was meant to be joining last summer but it was just a timing thing with us pulling out the league last season.

“He has joined now, and he is a top-drawer coach who used to be the head of the football academy at Falkirk

“That means we now have three UEFA B licence coaches, so that can only benefit the club.”