A TAXI firm is going the extra mile to show support for young footballers in Johnstone.

Players from Thorn Athletic’s 2005 team are now sporting smart new kit, thanks to a sponsorship deal with bosses at Johnstone TOA.

The cab company, based at the town’s railway station, provided cash for the kit, which will be worn for away matches.

Officials at Thorn Athletic, who play in the Paisley, Johnstone and District Youth Football League, hope the sponsorship deal will help the team motor up the division.

Team organiser Iain McLure told The Gazette: “We would like to thank Johnstone TOA for their support.

“The boys are looking smart and, hopefully, we will be successful with the new kit.”