Auchinleclk Talbot have confirmed two new arrivals at the club in the midst of the current spate of departures.

The club have announced the arrival of Irvine Meadow pair Neil Slooves and Connor Boyd, who will join Talbot when their current contracts expire at the end of this month.

The new signings come after the Beechwood Park side confirmed on Friday that Keir Samson would be leaving the club, following the departure of keeper Andy Leishman for Darvel earlier this week.

Talbot are picking up a more than capable pair who bring with them great experience playing at this level.

Boyd and Slooves were both part of the Meadow side this season which turned their fortunes around from relegation candidates to top half finishers.

Boyd, who joined Medda from amateur football in 2020, was the club's second top scorer last season, with the forward having netted nine times last campaign.

Talbot boss Tommy Sloan will be hopeful that Connor 'Goals' Boyd will help fill the void of some of the talent departing the club.

Though Boyd's numbers will have to markedly improve to get close to the numbers produced by Ross Taylor and Keir Samson.

Defender Slooves, who came to Irvine in 2019, has been in and out of the starting XI this season, but has still played a pivotal role for Medda over the years.

His height and physical presence has been a key factor in many strong defensive showings - and has helped him pop up with a few goals too.

Slooves provided three goals this season, making him the clubs fourth top scorer last campaign.

Auchinleck say they are delighted to have the Medda pair on board for next season, and thanked their former club for their professionalism throughout the transfer.

A committee spokesperson said: “Auchinleck Talbot FC welcome both players to Beechwood Park, and wish to thank the Irvine Meadow XI committee and management staff for their cooperation during both transactions.

"We also wish them all the very best for next season."

It is expected that these will be the first of many signings to come, as Talbot look to replace a number of players in key positions.

A goalkeeper will no doubt be high on the list too, for the first time in 13 years, after Andrew Leishman left the club to join Darvel earlier this week.