Looking for a deal

Gordon Durie
Gordon Durie

SEVERAL out-of-contract players are hoping to secure a future with the Fifers during pre-season.

Boss Gordon Durie has been casting his eye over a handful of players during the early stages of the 2012-13 campaign.

Fife director Jim Stevenson told the Mail on Monday: “The players have been back for a week now and there are a few outsiders training with them.

“Gordon is also hoping to attend the exit trials as well to have a look there.

“But it’s still very quiet at the moment while we wait for the professional contracts to end.”

It was confirmed, too, that midfielder Bobby Linn has now also left Methil, with it rumoured that the former Dundee man may be plying his trade in the junior leagues next season.

As preparation for the new campaign gets under-way, East Fife will travel to Kingdom rivals Dunfermline on Wednesday, July 18 for a friendly fixture.

The side is also set to play a Falkirk XI at Bayview, with a date of July 21 pencilled in, with one other fixture yet to be announced.

Mr Stevenson told the Mail the club has been making further improvements off the park with the installation of a new security system at Bayview.

It’s believed the new digital Eclipse CCTV apparatus cost the club in the region of £14,000 and will protect the playing area as well as the training surfaces and car parks.

The club has also organised an open day on Saturday, July 7 from 10.30am at Bayview.

Over the course of the day they have matches organised with the senior team, East Fife Ladies and the East Fife Juniors.

An open forum will be held in Jeek’s Suite at 3pm, with Billy McPhee and others available for a chat with fans.

The bar will be open from 11am and everyone is welcome to come along.

There will also be stalls at the open day and, if anyone is interested in hosting one, they should contact Caroline Maxwell for more information.