THERE has been no time to draw breath at Loch Park as momentum gathers towards another historic season.

Glens ended last term with a dream treble of Scottish Cup, Premier League Championship and Evening Times Champions Cup.

Their reward is a place in the senior Scottish Cup for the first time and everyone at the club eagerly awaits the draw and details of their opponents on August 12.

Manager Craig McEwan, meanwhile, has been busy in the transfer market and has brought two players back to the club.

They are Jamie McKernon and Dale Moore — McKernon played for the Glens in season 2013/14 and 2014/15 before signing for Queen’s Park while Moore played for Glenafton’s youth sides before joining Ayr United youth and then Troon in 2012.

Departing Loch Park are keeper Blair Lochhead and defender Chris Meikle, who have both left by mutual consent while Dan Orsi has signed for Annan Athletic.

Glens’ president Ian Young spoke to the Chronicle and said: “They leave with our good wishes and we thank them for the service to the club.

“We are looking forward to the new season and have elected our officials at the club’s annual general meeting.

“I remain president with John Campbell vice-president, John Stewart secretary, Iain Burgoyne minutes secretary, Jim Marshall match secretary and Eric Wilson our treasurer.

“At the AGM we also took the opportunity of thanking the supporters club for their kind donation on cup final day, which was much appreciated.

“Our first pre-season friendly is at home to Maybole on July 15 while we have been drawn at home to Girvan in the West of Scotland Cup first round.

“It is ironic as we played them twice last season — beating them in the Evening Times Cup semi-final but losing away in the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup.

“Supporters are reminded that Paying for the Jersey is happening again with the same terms as before. We already have our first sponsor, George Capstick, who has chosen Brian McGarrity.

“Fans can contact myself, or Bobby Guthrie, to take part. Select a squad member for £50 and they will receive a Glenafton polo shirt as well as a picture with their player.”

People involved in junior football, on and off the park, have been reacting to the news that league re-construction is imminent — see page 38 of this week’s Chronicle.

Mr Young said: “We are all for it, as long as we get the suggested month’s notice on fixtures. This will be very crucial to Glenafton depending on who we draw in the senior Scottish Cup.”