Renfrew will be playing in the third tier of the West of Scotland Football League next season after play-off results failed to go their way.

The New Western Park outfit were hoping Premier Division champions Darvel would do them a favour by winning promotion to the Lowland League.

That would have pushed Renfrew up to Division One as the best fifth-placed team across the WoSFL conferences last season.

However, it was East of Scotland League winners Tranent who secured the Lowland League spot after making it through the three-team play-offs, which also featured South of Scotland champions St Cuthbert Wanderers.

Both Darvel and Tranent came out on top over Wanderers, meaning Saturday’s showdown between the teams was a straight shootout for promotion.

Unfortunately for Renfrew, Tranent recorded a 2-0 win at Recreation Park.

However, there is little time for the Renfrew players to feel sorry for themselves, as they will start their pre-season training schedule next week.

And manager Jimmy Quigley has vowed they will be raring to go once the 2022/23 campaign kicks off.

He told Gazette Sport: “I think the first league game is at the end of July, so I want to get a good pre-season in them.

“I’ll let [coaches] Iain Nicolson and Ryan Borris take the training and I’ll just stand back and think how bad it used to be doing all that running.

“The coaches know what they’re doing as they work on the fitness and ball side of things and, closer to the time, I’ll step in to work on the shape and how we’re going to go about our business.”