Irons identifies his first Stenhousemuir targets

Pic Michael Gillen 02/01/10.  FHS. STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir v Alloa. Davie Irons.
Pic Michael Gillen 02/01/10. FHS. STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir v Alloa. Davie Irons.
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David Irons looks set to capture his first summer signings for Stenhousemuir by the end of the week.

The Ochilview chief is promising fans that he won’t “let the grass grow under my feet” when it comes to strengthening his squad and hopes to begin that process by fixing up two central defenders.

They should be the first of a number of new Warriors for the forthcoming season as Irons aims to move the club away from the bottom of the Second Division table.

“Centre back is a key area where we need to strengthen,” he said. “We have let a number of central defenders go and we need to replace them.

“I have spoken to two players and I am hopeful they will both sign by the end of the week. I am 99 per cent certain that one of those players will sign and I am hopeful the other one will be keen to come to Stenhousemuir for next season,” said Irons.

But that will only be the beginning, not the end, of the manager’s plans to bolster his squad over the summer months. He says he has not wasted his time in approaching the players on his personal shopping list.

“Now isn’t the time to let the grass grow under my feet,” he said. “I have already spoken to three or four other players because you have to get in there quickly,” he said.

“I am realistic enough to know that some people won’t jump at the first offer they get but I have the backing of the board and I am convinced we can compete with other clubs for players’ signatures,” said Irons.

He has already been busy offering deals to the remnants of last season’s pool who he wants to keep.

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