The signings continued at Glebe Park this week as Ross Caldwell, Finn Graham and club favourite Alan Trouten joined Brechin City.
It continues Darren Dods’ impressive transfer activity with his City squad looking in very good shape already.
Pre-season training is right around the corner and after a torrid time last summer, the manager is chuffed to have plenty of players signed before the team gets together.
Dods said: “We’re up to 14 players now I think so it’s a much better place than this time last season. It’s great to bring Alan Trouten back.
“I heard he’d agreed to terminate his deal and obviously he really enjoyed his time at Brechin, he was really successful here.
“He wasn’t enjoying it at Ayr as much as he was and he was keen to come back to Brechin. I knew he’d scored a lot of goals for City but it’s 57 goals across three season, that’s a phenomenal record so I was desperate to get him back.
“When Robert had gone we were keen to get in touch with Ross. I knew him since he was a young lad and he’s always had a lot of potential. His last couple of moves haven’t worked out for him but I was keen to bring him in.
“He’s still very young and he’s a powerful striker, he’s got height, strength and pace. He was one of the first names we thought of once Robert had left to come in and play alongside Andy Jackson.
“I’ve seen Finn a few times for Berwick and we’ve had some good reports on him as well. He did well down at Berwick, he’s chipped in with a few goals from midfield.
“We were keen to get in a holding midfielder type and he was glad to come to Brechin. He had a very good season with Berwick so he’s one we were keen to bring in.”