Head coach John Coughlin has added two new players to his squad for the forthcoming season.
Striker Kevin Turner and defender Ryan Frances have agreed terms with the club after showing up well in pre-season training.
23 year-old Kevin spent a number of seasons in the Rangers youth set-up, but most recently was playing for top Glasgow amateurs St. Mungo’s in the Caledonian League.
Kevin has already turned out in Shire’s colours. He played as a trialist in a Reserve League Cup game against Clyde last season but, despite impressing, the club’s initial interest at that time was taken no further.
Ryan came up through the youth ranks at St. Mirren and graduated to the Paisley club’s reserve team before being released. The 19 year-old is already an imposing 6’2″ and will be looking to fill one of the central defensive berths at the club.
“They are both very keen to play at this level, ” said John. “We will certainly give them the chance. They are enthusiastic and have shown more than enough in pre-season to justify us giving them an opportunity to sign.”