YM kick off title bid

jamie Gilfillan Kirkcaldy Ym
jamie Gilfillan Kirkcaldy Ym

KIRKCALDY YM are hoping to bring in the supporters after splashing the cash on some major new signings.

The Denfield Park club has spent around £30,000 improving its squad this summer in a bid to win promotion to the East Premier League.

The most recent acquisition saw them snap up striker Jamie Gilfillan from Ballingry Rovers this week.

He returns for a third spell, while manager Colin Downie has also brought in former Hearts and Raith left back Marco Pelosi, and ex-East Fife defender Gary Greenhill.

The spending spree has resulted in YM being installed as bookies favourites for the East Central League title.

Downie told the Press: “By signing quality players we’ve shown our intentions, but I don’t really go along with the favourites tag.

“There’s four or five other clubs looking for the same thing as us. There’s two promotion spots up for grabs and we want one of them.

“All in all we’re pleased with the squad we’ve put together, and to top it off with a proven goalscorer like Jamie is fantastic.”

YM’s new chairman Craig McKay is the driving force behind the club’s current financial clout.

Downie added: “With that ambition comes expectations, but we’re not under any pressure because of the players we’ve signed.

“There’s a lot going on behind the scenes to take this club forward.”

YM play their first league match of the season at home to Steelend this Saturday and the club has put posters in shops, pubs and schools in a bid to attract new fans.

“Our kick-off is 2.30 p.m and the Scotland game doesn’t start until 4.00 so hopefully we’ll get a good turnout,” Downie said.