Renfrew co-manager Colin Clark says the club have to keep their eyes open for a bargain in the transfer market to compete with the best in the league.

The Frew have one of the smallest budgets in the Super First Division, and signed Beith striker David McKenna on a short term loan deal till February 11.

During the season they have added the likes of former Clydebank defender Jamie Lyden and completed the loan signing of Craig Dallas from Kilwinning Rangers.

And the manager says they have to be smart when looking to recruit players for his side.

He said: “For us to go and actively prise a player away from the club incurring a transfer fee for a club like us is difficult.

“We’ve got to try and do a maximum effort with our budget. We’ve got to wait for a player maybe not playing somewhere or not being happy and looking to going to play elsewhere, and that’s what’s happened with Jamie Lyden.

“Since he’s come in for us he’s done really well.

“That’s the kind of market we’re in for. We’re looking for the disgruntled player, who maybe thinks they’re better than sitting on the bench for another club.”

And there is money left to add to their squad, but Clark says it has to be an improvement of what they have.

He added: “If the right player comes along then we’ll certainly have a look at it there.

“There’s a finance there for it, we’ve got 23 players at the minute so we’ve got a big squad, but you have to the injuries into account.

“It has to be better than what we’ve got and within our cost range.

“If they can improve us and they’re happy enough to take what we give them then it has to be a factor, we’ve got the set up.”