Around the grounds

Brechin City have this week added two players who last season plied their trade with Angus rivals, writes Scott Binnie.

Gary Fusco, formerly of Forfar Athletic, returned for a second spell at Glebe Park alongside former Arbroath defender Colin Hamilton.

Ray McKinnon told the club’s website: “We are pleased to welcome Gary Fusco back to Brechin City, he will bring qualities that we felt were lacking at times last season. We know what Gary brings to the squad and believe that his strengths in midfield will provide us with options.

“We are delighted to secure a defender of Colin’s quality as we look to build a team for the new season. He will bring qualities that will enhance the already existing quality at the club.”

These additions take City’s total signed players ahead of the 2014/15 season to 12.

Meanwhile in Montrose, new manager George Shields has tied two key players to his squad as midfielder Ross McCord and centre half Colin Wilson both agreed new one year deals with the Gable Endies.

McCord made 20 appearances for the club as a starter, eight from the bench, scoring in the cup against Arbroath and Fraserburgh. Wilson had 22 appearances, four of which were as a substitute, and bagged the winning goal against Dalbeattie Star in the Scottish Cup. McCord and Wilson join the recently re-signed Jonathan Crawford and Craig Bell at Links Park.

Leaving the club are Ricky McIntosh, David Gray and Lewis Bonar.

Arbroath boss Paul Sheerin has confirmed the signing of defender Ricky Little who missed most of the past season due to injury.

Joining Little is an exciting trio of youngsters from the talented Under-19 squad - Connor Birse, Kieran McWalter and Christopher Scott have all agreed terms on new contracts.

Also on board at Gayfield Park for 2014/15 is Michael Wallace while Alan Cook has left the club and signed with fellow relegated outfit East Fife.

Forfar chairman Alastair Donald confirmed that the club would be freezing season ticket prices for the 2014/15 season - stand tickets costing £200 and ground £190.