JOHNSTONE Burgh boss Jamie McKim admits he is excited by the attacking options he has at his disposal as his team took another step towards a top-four finish – without even kicking a ball.

The Keanie Park outfit weren’t in action on Saturday but a 3-3 draw between Whitletts Victoria and Craigmark Burntonians at Dam Park means that a point in Burgh’s final game of the season should be enough to secure fourth place, barring an unlikely swing in Craigmark’s or Maybole’s goal difference.

Burgh could even have their top-four spot – and a place in the second tier next season – confirmed by the time they take on Muirkirk on April 30, as both Craigmark and Maybole play their final game of the campaign before then.

McKim’s men could also finish third if they beat Muirkirk by four goals or more at Keanie Park.

He can now call upon the talents of Kieran Brophy, with the ex-Morton man scoring as a trialist in Burgh’s recent win against Shotts Bon Accord.

Brophy left Neilston after scoring 11 goals there this season and, with the likes of Brian Connor, Sam Esplin and Jojo Gillespie already chipping in with double-figure hauls this season, McKim reckons he has no shortage of firepower.

He told Gazette Sport: “Kieran has been brought in to help us towards the end of the season and to boost the numbers. He’s a good player and we look really good going forward.

“The target for us it to get into the league below the Premier Division – whether it’s the Championship or Division One or whatever they call it – and, if he can help us do that, then we’ve got to take advantage.”