EK gaffer Stephen Aitken has completed a midweek signing swoop, by today agreeing deals with trio of players ahead of the new season.
A busy morning at K-Park saw the arrival of former Aberdeen, Falkirk and Scotland striker, Lee Miller, and former Morton midfield favourite Chris Millar also checked in shortly after.
Full back / wide midfielder Jamie Stevenson completed an impressive Wednesday as Aitken continues to assemble his squad ahead of a return to training next week.
Speaking of his delight at the triple swoop, Aitken told the club media," I am really happy to have added players of such experience and quality ahead of our pre-season start next week. Lee Miiller brings a wealth of striking experience to our group and allows us some real flexibility in our play, he will be a great presence in the team and is in great condition.
The Manager was also wholesome in his praise for ex St Johnstone and Morton midfielder Chris Millar, commenting, "Chris is a great talent and a player I have always admired. He has a wealth of experience and the work he does as a Personal Trainer means he is also in exceptional shape, and can still get around the pitch, having a massive influence on matches..
And there was also excitement surrounding the capture of former Kelty Hearts wide man Stevenson, with the gaffer adding, "Jamie brings versatility and can operate as a right back and in wide midfield. He also has some strong experience of the Lowland League as a winner, which is important, along with a great pedigree in the SPFL during his spells at Peterhead, Morton and other clubs.
Aitken's new men will join up with other recent signings, Greg Wylde, Neil McLaughlin and Cammy Elliott when the team start pre-season training next Tuesday, while former K-Park goal hero Joao Victoria also returns for a third spell.
Popular Goalkeeper Conor Brennan will also be back between the stick with Jacob Kean, having agreed a new deal, as will Steven Old, Stephen Saunders, Anton Brady, Chris Erskine, Craig Malcolm and youngsters Greg Stewart & Jordan Armstrong.
The new look Kilby side will be seeking to prepare well for a whirlwind start to the season that will commence with the visit of Kimarnock to K-Park in the Premier Sports League Cup on Saturday 10th July, along with other Group G section matches against Morton, Stranraer and Clyde.
The 21/22 Lowland League season will get underway on Saturday 17th July, with fixtures due out in a fortnight, as Aitken and his team get ready for another crack at the League title and Pyramid play-offs.
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