JOHNSTONE Burgh manager Jamie McKim insists there won’t be much time to put his feet up this summer as he aims to make sure his team hit the ground running when the new season arrives.

The Keanie Park team gained promotion to the second tier of the West of Scotland Football League by securing a third-place finish in Conference A after a stunning end to the season which saw them go 16 games undefeated.

McKim has already added Kieran Brophy to his squad after the striker impressed in two games as a trialist.

And he admits he can’t afford to take much time off in the close season as he prepares for life in the First Division.

McKim told Gazette Sport: “I’ll have a week away in the sun and that’ll be it.

“Everyone says you can get a break at the end of the season but as a manager – and it’s the same for my staff – you don’t get a break.

“The summer is our busiest time of the year and that’s why, a couple of times during the year, I’ll try to go away Sunday to Friday.”

Meanwhile, Renfrew could yet find themselves in the second tier alongside Burgh, should Darvel gain promotion to the Lowland League.

Although they completed their season nearly two months ago, Renfrew have had to wait to see if their fifth-place finish in Conference B will be enough to earn a spot in the First Division.

Darvel are up against East of Scotland League champions Tranent Juniors and South of Scotland League winners St Cuthbert Wanderers in a round robin tournament that begins this weekend and ends on May 28.

Should they win, Renfrew will go up as the best fifth-placed team across the three conferences.